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Not to be confused with the Roman number III.

Ill (ill) may refer to:

ILL may stand for:

iLL is the name used by former Supercar member Kōji Nakamura for his solo career.


Not to be confused with the Roman number III.

Ill (ill) may refer to:

ILL may stand for:

  • Illorsuit Heliport (IATA airport code), in Illorsuit, Greenland
  • Institut Laue-Langevin, a scientific research facility in Grenoble, France
  • Interlibrary loan, a service offered by libraries that wish to share their materials
  • Institute of Linguists (London)


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English

Most common English words: eight « modern « medium « #841: ill » eat » et » scene

Etymology

Middle English ille from Old Norse illr, īllr (bad) (whence Danish ild (evil)).

Pronunciation

Adjective

ill (comparative more ill, superlative most ill)

Positive
ill

Comparative
more ill

Superlative
most ill

  1. Suffering from a disease.
    I've been ill with the flu for the past few days.
  2. Having an urge to vomit.
    Seeing those pictures made me ill.
  3. Bad, often connoting abuse or neglect.
    He suffered from ill treatment.
  4. (hip-hop slang) Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. [This sense sometimes declines in AAVE as ill, comparative iller, superlative illest.]
    Biggie Smalls is the illest / Your style is played out, like Arnold wonderin "Whatchu talkin bout, Willis?" — Biggie Smalls, The What, 1994.
  5. (slang) Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be.
    That band was ill.

Usage notes

  • The comparative forms iller and illest are used in American English, but less than one fourth as frequently as the "more" and "most" forms.

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • (suffering from a disease): fine, hale, healthy, in good health, well
  • (having an urge to vomit):
  • (bad): good
  • (in hip-hop slang: sublime): wack

Derived terms

Translations

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Adverb

ill (comparative more ill, superlative most ill)

Positive
ill

Comparative
more ill

Superlative
most ill

  1. Badly; very incompletely. Often hyphenated to form an adjectival phrase.
    That move was ill-planned and ill-executed.
  2. Scarcely.
    • 2006, Julia Borossa (translator), Monique Canto-Sperber (quoted author), in Libération, 2002 February 2, quoted in Élisabeth Badinter (quoting author), Dead End Feminism, Polity, ISBN 9780745633800, page 40:
      Is it because this supposes an undifferentiated violence towards others and oneself that I could ill imagine in a woman?

Synonyms

Antonyms

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

Singular
ill

Plural
ills

ill (plural ills)

  1. (often pluralized) Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.
    Music won't solve all the world's ills, but it can make them easier to bear.
  2. Harm or injury.
    I wouldn't want you to do me ill.
  3. Evil; moral wrongfulness.
    Sociopaths do not seem to grasp the difference between good and ill.
  4. A physical ailment; an illness.
    I am incapacitated by rheumatism and other ills.
  5. Unfavorable remarks or opinions.
    Do not speak ill of the dead.
  6. (US, slang) PCP.

Derived terms

  • for good or ill

Translations

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Anagrams


Scots

Adjective

ill (comparative waur, superlative warst)

  1. ill
  2. bad, evil, wicked
  3. harsh, severe
  4. profane
  5. difficult, troublesome
  6. awkward, unskilled

Adverb

ill (comparative waur, superlative warst)

  1. ill
  2. badly, evilly, wickedly
  3. harshly, severely
  4. profanely
  5. with difficulty
  6. awkwardly, inexpertly

Noun

ill (plural ills)

Singular
ill

Plural
ills

  1. ill
  2. ill will, malice







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