[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
[adverb] unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern" Synonyms:badly
[adverb] with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
[noun] an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining Synonyms:ailment, complaint
[adjective] not in good physical or mental health; "ill from the monotony of his suffering" Synonyms:sick
[adjective] resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good"
[adjective] indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will"
[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