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Synonyms for ill
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ailment, complaint, ill(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    complaint, charge, ailment

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

  2. ill, sick(adj)

    affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

    "ill from the monotony of his suffering"

    Synonyms:
    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

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

  3. ill(adj)

    resulting in suffering or adversity

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

    Synonyms:
    ominous, inauspicious, sick

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

  4. ill(adj)

    distressing

    "ill manners"; "of ill repute"

    Synonyms:
    ominous, inauspicious, sick

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

  5. ill(adj)

    indicating hostility or enmity

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

    Synonyms:
    ominous, inauspicious, sick

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

  6. ill, inauspicious, ominous(adverb)

    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"

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

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

  7. ill, badly, poorly(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"

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

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

  8. ill, badly(adverb)

    unfavorably or with disapproval

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

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

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

  9. ill(adverb)

    with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly

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

    Synonyms:
    badly, poorly

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    Synonyms:
    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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ill(n)

    Synonyms:
    evil, misfortune

  2. ill

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

    Antonyms:
    well, healthy, strong, vigorous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ill(a.)

    Synonyms:
    bad, evil, unfortunate, unfavorable

  2. ill(a.)

    Synonyms:
    wicked, wrong, iniquitous, naughty

  3. ill(a.)

    Synonyms:
    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. ill(n.)

    Synonyms:
    wickedness, depravity, evil

  5. ill(n.)

    Synonyms:
    misfortune, calamity, misery, pain

  6. ill(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    badly, not well

  7. ill(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    with difficulty, not easily

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