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Overview of noun ill

The noun ill has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. ailment, complaint, ill

(an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining)


Overview of adj ill

The adj ill has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (4) ill, sick

(affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering")

2. (1) ill

(resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good")

3. (1) ill

(distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute")

4. ill

(indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will")

5. ill, inauspicious, ominous

(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")


Overview of adv ill

The adv ill has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) ill, badly, poorly

((`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")

2. ill, badly

(unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern")

3. ill

(with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now")

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