adjective, worse, worst;ill·er, ill·est for 7.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH illill , sick1 (see synonym study at the current entry)
Definition for ill (2 of 4)
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Origin of ill.
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Example sentences from the Web for ill
“EOTS is a poster child for one of the ills of the acquisition process,” the official said.Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Writ in its history are all the ills and passions of the past century.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The character-building cornerstone of American life has lately come under fire for ills ranging from racism to concussions.
So Snowden spent the first half of his pre-taped question talking about the ills of American surveillance.
They seem to cherish a strange, irrational notion that something in the very flow of time will cure all ills.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.|Alex Haley|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A temper always austere and imperious was not mended by this harassing combination of ills.Charles Sumner Centenary|Archibald H. Grimke
Wear it as such, and may it protect you not only from the Falling Sickness but from other ills also.Joan of Arc|Lucy Foster Madison
Pat is more occupied with the bright present than with past ills.The Elm Tree Tales|F. Irene Burge Smith
Do not thou kill me; I, the unhappy, have died enough already under the hands of the Argives; but pass over our present ills.
And thou thyself grievest at least, and art a sharer in these ills.
British Dictionary definitions for ill (1 of 3)
adjective worse or worst
Word Origin for ill
British Dictionary definitions for ill (2 of 3)
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Idioms and Phrases with ill
In addition to the idioms beginning with ill
- ill at ease
- ill wind that blows no one any good, it's an
, also see under
- get sick