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Adjective
Suffering from an illness or disease or feeling unwell
“Infectious complications in critically ill patients can cause increased morbidity and mortality.”
Adjective
Bad or harmful
“For most otherwise healthy people the virus, while debilitating in the short term, leaves no lasting ill effects.”
Adjective
Not favourable or auspicious
“This clearly implies, my correspondent asserts, that there is only one wheelchair available for use for every five passengers who have had the ill luck to be stood on.”
Adjective
Poor in quality
“It was because of her ill judgment.”
Adjective
Bad, harmful, or hostile
“The ill feeling between him and the Woodvilles.”
Adjective
Adjective
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Dope
Adjective
“The ill manners of her spouse.”
Noun
Misfortune
“The body's ills.”
Noun
A problem or misfortune
“The 1960s and 70s counterculture gets blamed for every current social ill by conservatives.”
Noun
Evil or harm
“Those wishing further ill may hope that a Sox loss will preserve the Fragile Equilibrium of Unhappiness that Boston fans know all too well.”
Noun
That which is morally unacceptable
“… idealistic people who try to cure all of our society's ills.”
Noun
Bad luck or an example of this
“… the travelers merrily set off on their journey, scarcely imagining the ills that would befall them.”
Adverb
Badly, wrongly, or imperfectly
“It seemed as if people were competing with each other for an imaginary prize for being the most rowdy and ill mannered human being in that room.”
Adverb
Unfavourably or inauspiciously
“I just watched ten minutes of speculation on whether a long deliberation bodes well or ill for the defense.”
Adverb
With difficulty
“He stressed that some of the goods produced locally lacked quality and were produced at a comparatively higher cost making such goods ill equipped to compete on the regional market.”
Adverb
In a manner so as to cause loss or suffering
“… in those days society treated debtors very ill, even going so far as to put them in prison.”
Adverb
Certainly not
“… you can ill afford to miss another day of work.”
Adverb
Badly, wrongly
“We are ill prepared for floods.”
Adverb
“If things go ill, it's all over.”
Adverb
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