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unwell

[ uhn-wel ]
/ ʌnˈwɛl /
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adjective
not well; ailing; ill.
Older Use. menstruating.
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Origin of unwell

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at un-1, well1

OTHER WORDS FROM unwell

un·well·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unwell

unwell
/ (ʌnˈwɛl) /

adjective
(postpositive) not well; ill
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