But I also knew that he had been ill, and in the twilight of his years.
But they are ill prepared and blithely ignorant of the mechanics of practical politics—let alone state making.
For good or for ill, Edward Snowden brought to light the programs now being debated.
The stress of the shoot eventually took a physical toll on Duvall, with the actress falling so ill her hair began falling out.
In this understanding, art is like a medicine or a toxin, transforming its audience for good or ill.
"A 'll risk the time; it 'ill no tak mair than an 'oor," and he leaped the dyke.
Careless how ill I with myself agree, Kind to my dress, my figure, not to me.
ill conclude, Camelia, that you may do quite a lot of harm in the world.
Matilda acknowledged that she should like to be ill in the daytime.
Them good foulks there, take my word, had no ill maening to Mr. Roger.
c.1200, "morally evil" (other 13c. senses were "malevolent, hurtful, unfortunate, difficult"), from Old Norse illr "ill, bad," of unknown origin. Not related to evil. Main modern sense of "sick, unhealthy, unwell" is first recorded mid-15c., probably related to Old Norse idiom "it is bad to me." Slang inverted sense of "very good, cool" is 1980s. As a noun, "something evil," from mid-13c.
early 13c., "to do evil to," from ill (adj.). Meaing "to speak disparagingly" is from 1520s. Related: Illed; illing.
c.1200, "wickedly; with hostility;" see ill (adj.). Meaning "not well, poorly" is from c.1300. It generally has not shifted to the realm of physical sickess, as the adjective has done. Ill-fated recorded from 1710; ill-informed from 1824; ill-tempered from c.1600; ill-starred from c.1600. Generally contrasted with well, hence the useful, but now obsolete or obscure illcome (1570s), illfare (c.1300), and illth.
adj. worse (wûrs), worst (wûrst)
Not healthy; sick.
Not normal, as a condition; unsound.