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ill

adjective uk   /ɪl/ us  

ill adjective (NOT WELL)

A2 not feeling well, or suffering from a disease: I felt ill so I went home. He's been ill with meningitis. Sophia fell ill/was taken ill (= became ill) while on holiday. He is critically (= very badly) ill in hospital.
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ill adjective (BAD)

C1 [before noun] formal or old-fashioned bad: ill health Did you experience any ill effects from the treatment?

ill

adverb uk   /ɪl/ us  
literary badly: He treated her very ill.speak ill of sb formal or old-fashioned to say unkind things about someone: I realize one shouldn't speak ill of the dead.augur/bode ill formal or old-fashioned to be a sign of bad things in the future: This weather bodes ill for the garden party tonight.can ill afford (to do sth) formal or old-fashioned If you can ill afford to do something, it will cause problems for you if you do it: We can ill afford to lose another member of staff.

ill

noun uk   /ɪl/ us  
[U] formal or old-fashioned harm: I wish her no ill. [C usually plural] a problem: There seems to be no cure for the country's economic/social ills.
Translations of “ill”
in Korean 아픈…
in Arabic مَريض…
in French malade, mauvais…
in Turkish sorun, dert, belâ…
in Italian malato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不舒服的, 生病的…
in Russian трудность, проблема…
in Polish bolączka, dolegliwość…
in Spanish enfermo, delicado, adverso…
in Portuguese doente, enfermo…
in German krank, nachteilig, schlecht…
in Catalan malalt…
in Japanese 病気の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不舒服的, 生病的…
(Definition of ill adjective, adverb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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