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Synonyms for ill

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. illadverb

    illy, nauseous, dope, nauseate, poorly, sick, diseased, sicken, under the weather, bad, mal-, disgusted, unwell

    well, good, healthy, fine, wack, hale

  2. illadjective

    Evil; wicked (of people).

    Music won't solve all the world's ills, but it can make them easier to bear.

    illy, mal-, sicken, sick, dope, unwell, diseased, nauseate, bad, disgusted, under the weather, poorly, nauseous

    well, fine, hale, wack, healthy, good

  3. illadjective

    Morally reprehensible (of behaviour etc.); blameworthy.

    I wouldn't want you to do me ill.

    nauseate, dope, sick, disgusted, nauseous, sicken, unwell, mal-, diseased, bad, poorly, under the weather

    healthy, well, hale, wack, good, fine

  4. illadjective

    Indicative of unkind or malevolent intentions; harsh, cruel.

    He suffered from ill treatment.

    poorly, diseased, sicken, unwell, mal-, disgusted, sick, dope, nauseous, under the weather, nauseate, bad

    well, hale, healthy, wack, fine, good

  5. illadjective

    Unwell in terms of health or physical condition; sick.

    I've been ill with the flu for the past few days.

    poorly, dope, sicken, under the weather, bad, diseased, disgusted, sick, mal-, unwell, nauseate, nauseous

    hale, fine, good, well, wack, healthy

  6. illadjective

    Having an urge to vomit.

    Seeing those pictures made me ill.

    bad, nauseous, mal-, poorly, under the weather, nauseate, unwell, diseased, disgusted, sicken, dope, sick

    well, wack, fine, healthy, good, hale

  7. illadjective

    Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. [This sense sometimes declines in AAVE as ill, comparative iller, superlative illest.]

    Biggie Smalls is the illest / Your style is played out, like Arnold wonderin Whatchu talkin bout, Willis? — Biggie Smalls, The What, 1994.

    nauseate, bad, sick, unwell, mal-, under the weather, disgusted, dope, nauseous, sicken, diseased, poorly

    fine, hale, healthy, good, well, wack

  8. illadjective

    Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be.

    That band was ill.

    bad, under the weather, sick, dope, disgusted, unwell, sicken, mal-, nauseous, poorly, diseased, nauseate

    good, wack, healthy, fine, well, hale

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ill

    Misfortune is adverse fortune or any instance thereof, any untoward event, usually of lingering character or consequences, and such as the sufferer is not deemed directly responsible for; as, he had the misfortune to be born blind. Any considerable disappointment, failure, or misfortune, as regards outward circumstances, as loss of fortune, position, and the like, when long continued or attended with enduring consequences, constitutes adversity. For the loss of friends by death we commonly use affliction or bereavement. Calamity and disaster are used of sudden and severe misfortunes, often overwhelming; ill fortune and ill luck, of lighter troubles and failures. We speak of the misery of the poor, the hardships of the soldier. Affliction, chastening, trial, and tribulation have all an especially religious bearing, suggesting some disciplinary purpose of God with beneficent design. Affliction may be keen and bitter, but brief; tribulation is long and wearing. We speak of an affliction, but rarely of a tribulation, since tribulation is viewed as a continuous process, which may endure for years or for a lifetime; but we speak of our daily trials. Compare CATASTROPHE.

    adversity, affliction, bereavement, blow, calamity, chastening, chastisement, disappointment, disaster, distress, failure, hardship, harm, ill fortune, ill luck, misadventure, mischance, misery, misfortune, mishap, reverse, ruin, sorrow, stroke, trial, tribulation, trouble, visitation

    blessing, boon, comfort, consolation, good fortune, good luck, gratification, happiness, joy, pleasure, prosperity, relief, success, triumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. illnoun

    evil, misfortune

  2. ill

    bad, sick, unwell, indisposed, poorly, out of sorts, diseased

    well, healthy, strong, vigorous

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. ailment, complaint, illadjective

    an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

    complaint, charge, ailment

    harmless, healed, amicable, good, recovered, asymptomatic, symptomless, propitious, cured, well

  2. ill, sickadjective

    affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

    "ill from the monotony of his suffering"

    grim, sickish, pale, inauspicious, mad, unhinged, sick(p), sick, disturbed, grisly, wan, fed up(p), gruesome, nauseous, macabre, brainsick, sick of(p), ghastly, demented, queasy, ominous, crazy, tired of(p), unbalanced, disgusted, nauseated, pallid

    propitious, cured, harmless, recovered, asymptomatic, well, amicable, healed, symptomless, good

  3. illadjective

    resulting in suffering or adversity

    "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good"

    ominous, inauspicious, sick

    good, cured, propitious, healed, amicable, symptomless, asymptomatic, harmless, well, recovered

  4. illadjective


    "ill manners"; "of ill repute"

    ominous, inauspicious, sick

    healed, recovered, amicable, harmless, cured, propitious, good, well, asymptomatic, symptomless

  5. illadjective

    indicating hostility or enmity

    "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will"

    ominous, inauspicious, sick

    asymptomatic, recovered, amicable, good, symptomless, harmless, cured, propitious, healed, well

  6. ill, inauspicious, ominousadverb

    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"

    baleful, threatening, sick, minacious, ominous, inauspicious, untoward, forbidding, minatory, menacing, sinister, adverse, unfortunate

    good, propitious, well, symptomless, asymptomatic, healed, cured, amicable, recovered, harmless

  7. ill, badly, poorlyadverb

    (`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"

    mischievously, badly, poorly, severely, bad, disadvantageously, gravely, naughtily, seriously

    recovered, asymptomatic, cured, amicable, symptomless, healed, good, propitious, well, harmless

  8. ill, badlyadverb

    unfavorably or with disapproval

    "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"

    mischievously, badly, poorly, severely, bad, disadvantageously, gravely, naughtily, seriously

    recovered, symptomless, well, harmless, propitious, asymptomatic, healed, amicable, good, cured

  9. illadverb

    with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly

    "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"

    badly, poorly

    harmless, recovered, amicable, well, propitious, good, healed, asymptomatic, cured, symptomless

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. illadjective

    bad, evil, unfortunate, unfavorable

  2. illadjective

    wicked, wrong, iniquitous, naughty

  3. illadjective

    indisposed, ailing, unwell, sick, on the sick list, out of sorts, out of health, laid on the shelf, laid on the back, under the weather

  4. illnoun

    wickedness, depravity, evil

  5. illnoun

    misfortune, calamity, misery, pain

  6. illadjective

    badly, not well

  7. illadjective

    with difficulty, not easily

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. illadjective

    ailing, sick, unwell, evil, unfavorable, adverse, bad

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  1. Oliver Goldsmith:

    Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ill a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay Princes and Lords may flourish, or may fade A breath can make them, as a breath has made but a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed can never be supplied.

  2. David Niederman:

    Mier Ferencz, may she rest in peace, was a pioneer, she and her husband were from the first people who moved to Jersey City who could not afford a home for their growing family and figured lets go to places where Jersey City cheaper and Ill make an example. Ill go there. Ill open a grocery store so that families can go and shop locally, and therefore growing the community.

  3. Samuel Butler:

    I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.

  4. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    Refuse to be ill. Never tell people you are ill never own it to yourself. Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle.

  5. Kevin Galer:

    The FBI is conducting deeper analyses of toxicological results, the statement said, warning that conclusions may take up to a month and urging patience during this process. PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN DIED AT SAME DOMINICAN RESORT COMPLEX FIVE DAYS BEFORE MARYLAND COUPLE IN SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES The bureau is conducting its analysis of toxicology results for three of the six U.S. tourists in the agencys Quantico Virginia labs, according to CBS News. The three casesappear to be the most recent deaths, which occurred within five days in May at Bahia Principe resorts that are nearly adjacent to each other in La Romana.Miranda Schaup-Werner of Allentown, Penn. collapsed and died on May 25 after having a drink from herrooms mini bar. Five days later, on May 30, a Maryland couple, Edward Holmes and Cynthia Day, were found dead in their room. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization were also assisting in trying to find what caused the deaths of the tourists. Dominican officials said that the agencies were conducting health and epidemiological inspections of resorts, though it was not clear which ones. CALIFORNIA MAN DIED IN APRIL AT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC RESORT AFTER DRINK FROM HOTEL ROOM MINIBAR, FAMILY SAYS Dominican authorities and resort officials have sought to downplay the significance of the deaths, suggesting that the tourists had died of natural causes. But preliminary results they reported that pointed at similar conditions, such as pulmonary edema -- where the lungs fill with fluid -- and heart attacks in some cases, prompted relatives to raise doubts and a lack of trust that they were being told the truth. Meanwhile, following news that at least two U.S. tourists who stayed at their resort suddenly fell critically ill in their rooms and died in the last 12 months, the Hard Rock Hotel Casino Punta Cana issued a public statement acknowledging the two tragedies and seeking to reassure the public that it is tightening oversight. The spotlight on deaths of tourists broadened from the Bahia Principe resort group to the Hard Rock hotel after news that Robert Wallace of California died there in April after abruptly falling ill, and that last year David Harrison of Maryland also died suddenly. In a statement to Fox News, hotel officials said they are deeply saddened by these two unfortunate incidents, and weextend our sincerest sympathy tothe families of Mr. Harrison and Mr. Wallace.We are currently waiting for official reports regarding these deaths. MARYLAND COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOTEL ROOM Fox News asked Hard Rock representatives on Sunday to comment on the two deaths, and to identify the companies they use to stock their minibars. Their statement did not answer the second question. We can assure you, the safety andhealth of our guestsis now, andhas always been our highest priority, the Hard Rock statement said. We currentlyimplementbeverage protocols, including purchasing sealed and unopenedproducts from licensed and reputable vendors, as well as dailyinspections ofall products served throughout the hotel bars and in-room liquor dispensers. Additionally, our team members are trained toinspect all supplies, equipmentand products that enter the property, it said. Of course, we will continue toevaluate and recalibrate our protocolsto strengthen and enhance guest safety. Hotel officials have not responded to a follow-up question by Fox News about when they implemented the protocol they described as their current one. Fox News has received scores of emails from people who say they fell critically ill after having a drink at the hotel or from the minibar in their room. Several had stayed at Hard Rock resort. Asked to comment on the Hard Rocks statement, they expressed skepticism. NY WOMAN CLAIMS SHE DRANK SODA BOTTLE FILLED WITH BLEACH AT SAME DOMINICAN RESORT WHERE 3 AMERICANS DIED On every occasion when I ordered drinks from the pool bar, the hotel lobby or casino bar the brand of liquor that I ordered was not served, several times I ordered Titos and soda for my wife and watched them pour the drink from a Titos bottle knowing 100 percent it was not Titos in that bottle.The same thing happened when I ordered a Johnnie Walker Black Label neat that was on display on the back bar shelf.The bartender grabbed the bottle, poured me the drink and what I received was a very low end, watered down tasting whiskey that was definitely not Johnnie Walker.

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