As they were only talking to themselves, obscurantism increased on a par with poverty and its ills.
This must stop if we are to tackle the ills that are plaguing our African society.
A Lawn Mower Gone Mad The Sterling Cooper ad men and women always learn the ills of heavy drinking the hard way.
Instead, Rawabi seems poised to stand as a huge and expensive monument to the ills of occupation.
He argued that it was not first necessary to solve all of society's other ills—racism, unemployment—before reducing crime.
Why mournest thou thus, and teasest us concerning our future ills, whoever thou art, O lady?
As we have seen, the ills of life were connected with the displeasure of the ghosts.
The council "we hold to be the sole and only remedy for our ills," is the minister's language.
Many of you felt that your ills could only have been cured in that way.
My patients are suggested to sleep, and their ills are suggested out of them.
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.