ill

All Adverb Adjective Noun
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  • They were both taken ill there, and two months of work were lost.
  • His father considered his ill-health as a good reason for another European tour.
  • In the last years of his life Peter was too ill to leave his room.
  • It was known for ill treatment of prisoners and bad conditions throughout the years.
  • He suffered from ill health for much of his life.
  • He never wrote or showed any ill will towards those who wronged him.
  • He was found ill in a hotel room and taken to the hospital but died in a few days.
  • She notes that whatever he had done would have brought him ill luck.
  • His mother, having fallen ill, was also there and died that same year in May.
  • The meeting ended with ill will on all sides.
  • After the war he worked for a billboard company, but became ill.
  • He was ill for more than five months.
  • It is better that he should feel its ills more heavily than we. Cited from Before the Dawn, by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • Ill health forced him into retirement from his career.
  • He attempted to join the British Navy, but was turned down due to ill health.
  • He had become ill shortly after a close friend died of lung cancer.
  • A third meeting was cancelled when she became too ill to attend.
  • Like many other plants, it has been used for a variety of ills.
  • At the time Maria had long known that he was ill and did not have long left.
  • Then, in the summer of that year, King Henry fell ill.
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Meaning of ill

  • adjective Affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    ill from the monotony of his suffering
  • adverb (`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
  • adverb Unfavorably or with disapproval
    tried not to speak ill of the dead, thought badly of him for his lack of concern
  • adverb With difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly
    we can ill afford to buy a new car just now