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ill

adjective  /ɪl/ us  

ill adjective (NOT HEALTHY)

( comparative worse, superlative worst) having a disease or feeling as if your body or mind has been harmed by not being able to work as it should: I felt ill, so I went home.

ill adjective (BAD)

[not gradable] bad: Did you experience any ill effects from the treatment?

ill

adverb [not gradable]  /ɪl/ us  

ill adverb [not gradable] (BADLY)

badly, with great difficulty, or certainly not: They could ill afford to lose all that money.

ill

noun [C usually plural]  /ɪl/ us  

ill noun [C usually plural] (PROBLEM)

a problem or difficulty: We thought we could solve all the community's ills and we have failed.
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…
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