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Ill

Definition

[n] an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
[adv] (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan"
[adv] with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
[adv] unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
[adj] presaging ill-fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley;"a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"
[adj] distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute"
[adj] resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good"
[adj] indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will"
[adj] not in good physical or mental health; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"

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Antonyms

good, well, well