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1 affected with nausea
  • she grew ill from the constant rocking motion of the boat

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4 falling short of a standard
  • such ill behavior will not be tolerated

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ill

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of ill (Entry 2 of 3)

2 certainly not
  • you can ill afford to miss another day of work

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ill

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of ill (Entry 3 of 3)

1 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning
  • chicken pox and the other ills that were once a fixture of childhood

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3 bad luck or an example of this
  • the travelers merrily set off on their journey, scarcely imagining the ills that would befall them

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“Ill.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ill. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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