Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “ill”

See all translations

ill

adjective /il/
not in good health; not well
enfermo, delicado
She was ill for a long time.
bad
adverso, dañino
He retired due to ill health These pills have no ill effects.
evil or unlucky
malo
ill luck.
ill- prefix badly
mal…
ill-equipped ill-used.
illness noun a state or occasion of being unwell
enfermedad, mal, dolencia
There is a lot of illness in the village just now childhood illnesses.
ill-at-ease adjective uncomfortable; embarrassed
incómodo, molesto
She feels ill-at-ease at parties.
ill-fated adjective ending in, or bringing, disaster
desafortunado
an ill-fated expedition.
ill-feeling noun (an) unkind feeling (towards another person)
rencor, resentimiento
The two men parted without any ill-feelings.
ill-mannered / ill-bred adjective having bad manners
maleducado
He’s an ill-mannered young man.
ill-tempered / ill-natured adjective having or showing bad temper
malhumorado
Don’t be so ill-natured just because you’re tired.
ill-treat verb to treat badly or cruelly
maltratar
She often ill-treated her children.
ill-treatment noun
malos tratos
the ill treatment of animals.
ill-use /-ˈjuːz/ verb to ill-treat
maltratar
He was accused of ill-using the child.
ill-will noun unkind feeling
rencor, mala saña
I bear you no ill-will (= I do not want any harm to come to you).
be taken ill to become ill
ponerse enfermo, enfermar
He was taken ill at the party and was rushed to hospital.
ill means unwell: He was very ill when he had pneumonia. sick means vomiting or inclined to vomit: He was sick twice in the car ; I feel sick.
Translations of “ill”
in Korean 아픈…
in Arabic مَريض…
in French malade, mauvais…
in Italian malato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不舒服的, 生病的…
in Russian больной, плохой, дурной…
in Turkish hasta, rahatsız, kötü…
in Polish chory, zły, szkodliwy…
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 from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “ill” in Spanish

Definitions of “ill” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More