unwell

adjective
un·​well | \ ˌən-ˈwel How to pronounce unwell (audio) \

Definition of unwell

1 : being in poor health : ailing, sick
2 : undergoing menstruation

Examples of unwell in a Sentence

Miss Bennett, are you unwell? I am sorry she is feeling unwell.
Recent Examples on the Web If your cat is unwell, please see your veterinarian. The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 May 2022 Navalny had started feeling unwell on a return flight to Moscow from the Siberian city of Tomsk. Paul Leblanc, CNN, 22 Apr. 2022 The palace said Sunday that Elizabeth, 95, was suffering mild symptoms but was expected to carry on with light duties, an indication that the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch was not seriously unwell. Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2022 He was taken for testing after feeling unwell, Communications Minister Fabio Faria said late Monday. Julia Leite, Bloomberg.com, 29 Mar. 2022 Absentees included workers who tested positive for the virus, were quarantining or awaiting test results, or who felt unwell. Paul Berger, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2022 Ramaphosa started feeling unwell and a test confirmed COVID-19, a statement from the presidency announced. Andrew Meldrum, USA TODAY, 13 Dec. 2021 Ramaphosa started feeling unwell and a test confirmed COVID-19, a statement from the presidency announced. Andrew Meldrum, USA TODAY, 13 Dec. 2021 All of the above symptoms, plus changes to bowel or bladder habits (think diarrhea or constipation), generally feeling unwell, and unintentional weight loss or gain, says Dr. Schram. Jenny Mccoy, Health.com, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unwell

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 May 2022

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“Unwell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwell. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for unwell

unwell

adjective
un·​well | \ ˌən-ˈwel How to pronounce unwell (audio) \

Kids Definition of unwell

: being in poor health

unwell

adjective
un·​well | \ -ˈwel How to pronounce unwell (audio) \

Medical Definition of unwell

: being in poor health : sick

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