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Life for the unwell is discontinuous and unpredictable. Things just come out of nowhere. People try but mostly do a lousy job of taking care of you.
Mark Vonnegut

Meaning of "unwell" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNWELL

unwell  [ʌnˈwɛl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNWELL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Unwell is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNWELL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Unwell

"Unwell" is a song by American alternative rock group Matchbox Twenty. It was released in July 2003 as the second single from their third album, More Than You Think You Are. It was written by Matchbox Twenty lead singer Rob Thomas. It was very successful on the radio, spending 18 weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, as well as reaching No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Definition of unwell in the English dictionary

The definition of unwell in the dictionary is not well; ill.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNWELL


Bakewell
ˈbeɪkwɛl
bridewell
ˈbraɪdˌwɛl
Caldwell
ˈkɔːldwɛl
Chartwell
ˈtʃɑːtˌwɛl
Cornwell
ˈkɔːnˌwɛl
dwell
dwɛl
fare-you-well
ˈfɛəjʊˌwɛl
farewell
ˌfɛəˈwɛl
Harwell
ˈhɑːˌwɛl
inkwell
ˈɪŋkˌwɛl
outwell
ˌaʊtˈwɛl
quell
kwɛl
Rockwell
ˈrɒkˌwɛl
Sandwell
ˈsændwɛl
Southwell
ˈsaʊθwɛl
speedwell
ˈspiːdˌwɛl
stairwell
ˈstɛəˌwɛl
Stilwell
ˈstɪlwɛl
swell
swɛl
well
wɛl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNWELL

unwed
unwedded
unwedgable
unwedgeable
unweeded
unweened
unweetingly
unweighed
unweighing
unweight
unweighted
unweighting
unwelcome
unwelcomely
unwelcomeness
unwelcoming
unwelded
unwellness
unwept
unwet

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNWELL

all very well
as well
Baden-Powell
Boswell
Cowell
Cranwell
Cromwell
Dowell
fare-thee-well
just as well
Lowell
maxwell
Motherwell
newell
oil well
Orwell
potential well
Powell
Sewell
wishing well

Synonyms and antonyms of unwell in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNWELL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «unwell» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of unwell

Translation of «unwell» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNWELL

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

Translator English - Chinese

生病的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mal
570 millions of speakers

English

unwell
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अस्वस्थ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَرِيض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нездоровый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

doente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অসুস্থ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

indisposé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak sihat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unwohl
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

気分のすぐれない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

몸이 편치 않은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unwell
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không khỏe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உடம்பு சரியில்லை
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

niezdrów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нездоровий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

indispus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αδιάθετος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ongesteld
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dålig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uvel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of unwell

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNWELL»

The term «unwell» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.139 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNWELL» OVER TIME

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «UNWELL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word unwell.
1
Renata Adler
Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell.
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Mark Vonnegut
Life for the unwell is discontinuous and unpredictable. Things just come out of nowhere. People try but mostly do a lousy job of taking care of you.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNWELL»

Discover the use of unwell in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unwell and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Unwell: A Novel
A detailed, realistic account of the internal struggles and conflicts that exist in the mind of a teenage girl suffering from Anorexia nervosa.
Leslie Lipton, 2006
2
Cooking Well for the Unwell: More Than One Hundred ...
A cookbook for parents, companions, and caregivers explains the special nutritional needs associated with various illnesses and offers recipes with nutrient analyses for handling specific health problems and requirements
Eileen Behan, 1997
3
The Unwell Brain: Understanding the Psychobiology of Mental ...
And understanding the brain chemistry behind behavior is crucial to effective diagnosis and treatment. Here F. Scott Kraly offers a brisk, digestible narrative that demystifies the relationship among brain function, structure, and behavior.
F. Scott Kraly, 2009
4
The politburo has decided that you are unwell
For nearly fifteen years John Waters has been a dissident voice writing in his weekly column for "The Irish Times, invariably confronting the conventional wisdom on issues ranging from fatherhood and the official denial of the rights of ...
John Waters, 2004
5
Certificate in Child Care and Education
CHAPTER Caring for children who are unwell and child protection Knowing when children are unwell as well as recognising when children are in some sort of danger is another important role for early years workers. Children are often seen ...
Penny Tassoni, 2002
6
Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds
So it could be argued that a person could not truthfully say that they knew that they were unwell, although they could justifiably say that they believed that they were unwell. Their reasons for believing that they were unwell could be (a) that they ...
David McFarland, 2008
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Oneida-English/English Oneida Dictionary
COMPOSED OF: -tsi'tsyut- for a flower to bloom, -u- distributive. -tsi'yo- v.a. be unwell, be sickly. waktsi-yohse 7 I'm unwell (a lot of the time), lotsi-yohse7 he's unwell, yakotsi-yohse7 she's unwell. DERIVED BASES: -tsi'yoha'- become unwell , ...
Karin Michelson, Mercy Doxtator, 2002
8
Appraising and Using Social Research in the Human Services: ...
moderately unwell moderately to seriously unwell seriously unwell These could be assessed on a scale, and we might find that the majority of those who said they were unwell felt mildly, or mildly to moderately, unwell. This might change ...
Michael Sheppard, 2004
9
Introductory French Course, in Accordance with the ...
A qui est ceci t C'est à moi, whose is this ? that is mine. 187. These are samples of an idiomatic mode of asking and stating to whom any thing belongs, much nsed in French. art thon unwell ? is he unwell ? are we unwell ? are you unwell ? are ...
Louis Ernst, Theodore Robertson, 1861
10
Worrorra: a language of the north-west Kimberley coast
(2) =warr 'bad, sick' 1 ngawarru |nga=warr-u| I'm bad/unwell 2 nguwarru |ngu(n)= warr-u| you're bad/unwell 3a iwarriya |i=warr-iya| he's bad/unwell 3f nyiwaja |nyi= warr-nya| she's bad/unwell 3w warru |ØN=warr-u| it's bad/unwell 3m mawarrba ...
Mark Clendon, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNWELL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term unwell is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Glasgow bin lorry crash inquiry hears driver was not unwell before …
She told the fatal accident inquiry: "I asked if he felt unwell before the crash and had blacked out. He answered no." She added: "He said he remembered sitting ... «The Courier, Jul 15»
2
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya are unwell
Her daughter, Aaradhya is also unwell. Aishwarya Rai Bachcha with adughter Aaradhya Bachchan Ash has had a tough time juggling between Aaradhya and ... «Mid-Day, Jul 15»
3
Ambulance call for 'unwell' pigeon criticised
West Midlands Ambulance staff received the call on Wednesday after someone spotted the pigeon looking unwell. A spokesman for the service said the call was ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
4
Driver 'felt unwell' before Brighton bus crash
A bus driver involved in the bus collision in Brighton in which 23 people were injured reported feeling unwell at the start of his shift, it has emerged. Bosses at ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
5
'Unwell' firefighters in hospital after Helston bonfire
On Saturday five of the crew reported "feeling unwell" and were advised by the ambulance service to attend hospital to be assessed. They have since been ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
6
Two people left unwell from suspicious package contact
Although two people were left unwell, police said three people - aged 25, 30 and 54 - were examined at the scene by ambulance crews. Chief Inspector Ian ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
7
Unwell employees a dilemma for businesses
These difficult and often highly sensitive circumstances can come about in cases where an unwell employee wishes to continue their employment, but ... «The Press, Jun 15»
8
Unwell and uneducated: sick kids fall behind in class
Seriously ill kids are falling behind in class, without any system in place in Australia to support their education, a new report shows. A report from Victoria ... «The Age, May 15»
9
Crew Taken Unwell From Luton Flight
... to Tel Aviv's had to turn around after flight attendants started feeling unwell. ... they'd turned the plane around, because crew members were feeling unwell. «Heart, May 15»
10
Vic murder accused too unwell for court
A coronial inquest in 2013 revealed she had been unwell and unable to walk, before she stopped breathing at a western suburbs cafe on May 13, 2005. «SBS, May 15»

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