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I loathe cheese, it makes me ill.
Colin Baker

Meaning of "ill" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ILL

(Evil): from Old Norse illr bad.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ILL

ill  [ɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ILL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ill can act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES ILL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ill in the English dictionary

The first definition of ill in the dictionary is not in good health; sick. Other definition of ill is characterized by or intending evil, harm, etc; hostile. Ill is also causing or resulting in pain, harm, adversity, etc.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ILL

ill at ease
ill feeling
ill health
ill humour
ill temper
ill will
ill-advised
ill-advisedly
ill-affected
ill-assorted
ill-behaved
ill-bred
ill-breeding
ill-concealed
ill-conceived
ill-considered
ill-defined
ill-disposed
ill-equipped

WORDS THAT END LIKE ILL

all
all very well
and all
as well
at all
ball
baseball
basketball
bell
bill
bull
call
cell
dell
doll
fall
fill
football
for all
to the full

Synonyms and antonyms of ill in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ILL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ill» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ill
acrimonious · adverse · affliction · ailing · anguish · antagonistic · at a push · at death´s door · bad · badly · barely · bellicose · belligerent · bodeful · by no means · cantankerous · criminally · crook · cross · damage · damaging · deficiently · deleterious · destruction · destructive · detrimental · dicky · dire · disadvantageous · diseased · dishonestly · distress · disturbing · evil · feeble · foreboding · foul · foully · frail · funny · gloomy · grief · hardly · hardship · harm · harmful · harsh · hateful · hostile · hurt · hurtful · ill-disposed · illegally · illegitimately · illicitly · imperfectly · inadequately · inauspicious · inauspiciously · indisposed · infirm · inimical · iniquitous · injurious · injury · insufficiently · just · laid up · maleficent · malevolent · malice · malicious · menacing · mischief · misery · misfortune · nauseous · noxious · off-colour · ominous · out of sorts · pain · peaky · pernicious · poorly · problem · queasy · queer · rancorous · ruinous · scarcely · seedy · sick · sickly · sinister · strain · suffering · threatening · trauma · trial · tribulation · trouble · under the weather · unfavourable · unfavourably · unfortunate · unfortunately · unfriendly · unhealthy · unkind · unlawfully · unlucky · unpleasantness · unpromising · unpropitious · unscrupulously · unwell · unwholesome · valetudinarian · vile · weak · woe · worry

Translation of «ill» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ILL

Find out the translation of ill to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ill from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ill» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生病的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enfermo
570 millions of speakers

English

ill
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बीमार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَرِيضٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

больной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

doente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অসুস্থ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

malade
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sakit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

krank
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

病気で
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아픈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gerah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ốm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தவறான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आजारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hasta
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

malato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chory
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хворий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bolnav
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άρρωστος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

siek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sjuk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

syk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ill

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ILL»

The term «ill» is very widely used and occupies the 5.568 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ILL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ill» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ill» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ill

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10 QUOTES WITH «ILL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ill.
1
James Truslow Adams
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
2
Lily Allen
When a music teacher that I had at school was taken ill and we had a variety show and I had to fill in - that's when I realized I had a voice.
3
Colin Baker
I loathe cheese, it makes me ill.
4
Albert Bandura
Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing.
5
Sean Bean
Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease.
6
Julien Benda
It may be said that modern Europe with teachers who inform it that its realist instincts are beautiful, acts ill and honors what is ill.
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Donald Berwick
The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80% of the total health care bill out there. There is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.
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Susanne Bier
A significant number of women who have been ill or had marital issues feel they have no value, and society is so keen on telling us that's the case.
9
Brian Blessed
There will be no funeral! Before I get too old and ill, I'll go to South America and live among the Pemon people and meditate. When the time is right, they can throw my body into the volcano.
10
Sarah Brady
Unless they're a fugitive or a felon, or adjudicated mentally ill, we're not against them buying guns at all.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ILL»

Discover the use of ill in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ill and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Nursing The Acutely Ill Adult: Case Book: Case Book
This handy book: Follows a step-by-step question and answer format Facilitates the application of theory to practice through the use of clinical case studies Considers the most common acute illness scenarios that are frequently encountered ...
Page, Karen, McKinney, Aidin, 2012
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Care of the Acutely Ill Adult: An Essential Guide for Nurses
This book will equip nurses in more general wards with the knowledge and skills to care appropriately for the deteriorating patient in the clinical environment.
Fiona Creed, Christine Spiers, 2010
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Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient
This referenced text assumes no prior knowledge and equips students and newly-qualified staff with the clinical skills and knowledge they need to confidently monitor patients at risk, identify key priorities, and provide prompt and ...
Philip Jevon, Beverley Ewens, Jagtar Singh Pooni, 2012
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Ill Effects: The Media Violence Debate
Ill Effects is a radical re-examination of the whole 'media effects' debate.
Martin Barker, Julian Petley, 2013
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Evil Or Ill?: Justifying the Insanity Defence
Lawrie Reznek addresses these questions and more in his controversial investigation of the insanity defense in Evil or Ill?
Lawrie Reznek, 1997
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Caring for the Seriously Ill Patient 2E
This book considers the key issues surrounding the critical patient's care in the acute general hospital.
Michael Macintosh, Tracey Moore, 1999
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Mastering Communication with Seriously Ill Patients: ...
Patients and family members can react to difficult news with sadness, distress, anger, or denial. This book defines the specific communication tasks involved in talking with patients with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Anthony Back, Robert Arnold, James Tulsky, 2009
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Ill-Gotten Gains: Evasion, Blackmail, Fraud, and Kindred ...
With its startling conclusions and myriad twists, this book will fascinate all those intrigued by the perplexing relationship between morality and law.
Leo Katz, 1996
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Figures of Ill Repute: Representing Prostitution in ...
Ubiquitous in the streets and brothels of nineteenth-century Paris, the prostitute was even more present in the novels and paintings of the time.
Charles Bernheimer, 1997
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Emergency Imaging of the Acutely Ill Or Injured Child
More than 2,100 MR, CT, ultrasound, and plain film images--350 new to this edition--complement the text. This edition features expanded coverage of abdominal ultrasound, pulmonary infections, skeletal fractures, and cervical spine injuries.
Leonard E. Swischuk, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ILL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ill is used in the context of the following news items.
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A dream come true: Terminally ill Alberta girl, 5, to meet Taylor Swift …
A terminally ill Alberta girl's dream is about to come true. Taylor Swift's label has confirmed the singer will meet five-year-old Ava Hadfield when ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
2
Tornado rips through Cameron, Ill. - WTNH.com
Cameron, Ill. tornado, courtesy of Kholby Martin (KWQC). CAMERON, Ill. (KWQC) – Cameron, Illinois was hit hard by a tornado on the evening ... «WTNH Connecticut News, Jul 15»
3
Poisonous green algae invasion fears at pond where dog became …
"Toxic" blue green algae may have invaded a pond near Woking as it emerged the water made a dog "really ill". Horsell Common Preservation ... «Get Surrey, Jul 15»
4
Terminally ill pensioner downed a half pint and four whiskies before …
A 'terminally ill' pensioner banned from the roads for life avoided jail today despite driving after downing half a pint and four whiskies. «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»
5
Resident reports on strom damage in Port Byron, Ill. - KWQC-TV6
PORT BYRON, Ill. (KWQC) – During the storms on July 16, Port Byron was not immune to damage. Spencer Hughes, a resident of Port Byron, ... «KWQC-TV6, Jul 15»
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School bans new Doritos Roulette after pupil falls ill | Burton Mail
School bans new Doritos Roulette after pupil falls ill. By EditorialatMail | Posted: July 17, 2015. New Doritos Roulette have been banned from a school. SHARE ... «Burton Mail, Jul 15»
7
Benwell thief jailed after burgling home of terminally ill cancer sufferer
A prolific thief burgled the home of a terminally ill cancer sufferer and stole his car as he slept. Gary Shackleton targeted two houses in the ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
8
Terminally-ill woman meets Ed Sheeran as part of her bucket list …
A woman who's thought to have only 18 months to live has achieved one of her dreams by meeting pop star Ed Sheeran backstage at a concert ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
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Point Defiance Zoo's 'E.T.' the walrus gravely ill | Local & Regional …
E.T. the walrus is seriously ill and will undergo surgery Thursday morning at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium to drain a bacteria-laden abscess, ... «KOMO News, Jul 15»
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Why kale junkies could be making themselves ill (and other …
Could it possibly be the case that vegetables are bad for you? Like it or not, we're eating kale by the bushel – kale stirfries, kale salads, kale ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»

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