Definitions for i'llaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ill*ɪl(adj.; n.; adv.)worse, worst

  1. (adj.)of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick.

    Category: Pathology

  2. objectionable; faulty:

    ill manners.

  3. hostile; unkindly:

    ill feeling.

  4. evil; wicked:

    of ill repute.

  5. unfavorable; adverse:

    ill fortune.

  6. of inferior worth or ability.

  7. (n.)an unfavorable opinion or statement:

    I can speak no ill of her.

  8. harm or injury:

    His remarks did much ill.

  9. trouble; misfortune:

    Many ills befell him.

  10. evil:

    the difference between good and ill.

  11. sickness; disease.

    Category: Pathology

  12. (adv.)unsatisfactorily; poorly:

    It ill befits a man to betray old friends.

  13. in a hostile or unfriendly manner.

  14. unfavorably; unfortunately.

  15. with displeasure or offense.

  16. faultily; improperly.

  17. with difficulty or inconvenience:

    an expense we can ill afford.

Idioms for ill:

  1. ill at ease,uncomfortable; uneasy.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: ill , sick mean being in bad health, not being well. ill is the more formal word. In the U.S. the two words are used practically interchangeably except that sick is always used when the word modifies the following noun: He looks sick (ill); a sick person. In England, sick is not interchangeable with ill , but usu. has the connotation of nauseous: She got sick and threw up.sick , however, is used before nouns just as in the U.S.: a sick man.

Origin of ill:

1150–1200; < ON illr ill, bad


  1. contraction of

    I will.

    Category: Usage Note


  1. Illinois.

    Category: Geography (places)


  1. illustrated.

  2. illustration.

  3. illustrator.

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. I'llˈaɪl

    I will or I shall

    I'll be there by Friday.


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