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See also: Wt/sco/I'll

English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Middle Inglis ille from Old Norse Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist. (whence Danish Script error: The function "template_l_term" does not exist.).

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA(No language code specified.): /ɪl/
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Adjective[edit | edit source]

ill (comparative mair Wt/sco/ill, superlative maist Wt/sco/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. (Template:Context 1) 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. Template:Wt/sco/Slang Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be.
    That band was ill.

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

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

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Antonyms[edit | edit source]

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

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Translations[edit | edit source]

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Adverb[edit | edit source]

ill (comparative mair Wt/sco/ill, superlative maist Wt/sco/ill)

  1. Badly; very incompletely. Often hyphenated to form an adjectival phrase.
    That move was ill-planned and ill-executed.
  2. Scarcely.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 3
      In both groups, however, we find copious and intricate speciation so that, often, species limits are narrow and ill defined.
    • 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?

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Noun[edit | edit source]

ill (plural Wt/sco/ills)

  1. (Template:Context 1) 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. PCP, phencyclidine

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

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

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Adjective[edit | edit source]

Wt/sco/ill (comparative waur, superlative warst)

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

Adverb[edit | edit source]

Wt/sco/ill (comparative waur, superlative warst)

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

Noun[edit | edit source]

ill (plural ills)

  1. ill
  2. ill will, malice

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