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  1. [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: badly, poorly

  2. [adverb] unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
    Synonyms: badly

  3. [adverb] with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"

  4. [noun] an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    Synonyms: ailment, complaint

  5. [adjective] not in good physical or mental health; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
    Synonyms: sick

  6. [adjective] resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good"

  7. [adjective] distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute"

  8. [adjective] indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will"

  9. [adjective] 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: inauspicious, ominous


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