Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


Spanish translation of “ill”


adjective /il/ (comparative worse /wəːs/, superlative worst /wəːst/)
not in good health; not well She was ill for a long time. bad He retired due to ill health These pills have no ill effects. evil or unlucky ill luck. ill- badly
ill-equipped ill-used.
illness noun a state or occasion of being unwell There is a lot of illness in the village just now childhood illnesses. ill-at-ease adjective uncomfortable; embarrassed She feels ill-at-ease at parties. ill-fated adjective ending in, or bringing, disaster an ill-fated expedition. ill-feeling noun (an) unkind feeling (towards another person) The two men parted without any ill-feeling(s). ill-mannered / ill-bred adjective having bad manners He’s an ill-mannered young man. ill-tempered / ill-natured adjective having or showing bad temper Don’t be so ill-natured just because you’re tired. ill-treat verb to treat badly or cruelly She often ill-treated her children. ill-treatment noun
malos tratos
ill-use /-ˈjuːz/ verb to ill-treat. He was accused of ill-using the child. ill-will noun unkind feeling
rencor, mala saña
I bear you no ill-will.
be taken ill to become ill 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.
(Definition of ill from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

More translations of “ill” in Spanish

Definitions of “ill” in English

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More