ill effect

Definition of ill effect

  1. :  a bad result He was able to stop taking the drug with no ill effects.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  immoral, vicious

    :  resulting from, accompanied by, or indicative of an evil or malevolent intention

    :  attributing evil or an objectionable quality

  1. :  with displeasure or hostility

    :  in a harsh manner

    :  so as to reflect unfavorably

  1. :  the reverse of good :  evil

    :  misfortune, distress

    :  ailment, sickness

  1. : illustrated; illustration; illustrator

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  1. :  purport, intent

    :  basic meaning :  essence

    :  something that inevitably follows an antecedent (such as a cause or agent)

  1. :  to cause to come into being

    :  to bring about often by surmounting obstacles :  accomplish

    :  to put into operation


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