Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ill

1 sense of ill

Sense 1
ailment, complaint, ill -- (an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining)
       => disorder, upset -- (a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time")

Antonyms of adj ill

5 senses of ill

Sense 1
ill (vs. well), sick -- (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering")

well (vs. ill) -- (in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well")
        => asymptomatic, symptomless -- (having no symptoms of illness or disease)
        => cured, healed, recovered -- (freed from illness or injury; "the patient appears cured"; "the incision is healed"; "appears to be entirely recovered"; "when the recovered patient tries to remember what occurred during his delirium"- Normon Cameron)

Sense 2
ill -- (resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good")

INDIRECT (VIA harmful) -> harmless -- (not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless")

Sense 3
ill -- (distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute")

INDIRECT (VIA bad) -> good -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

Sense 4
ill -- (indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will")

INDIRECT (VIA hostile) -> amicable -- (characterized by friendship and good will)

Sense 5
ill, inauspicious, ominous -- (presaging ill fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government")

INDIRECT (VIA unpropitious) -> propitious -- (presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success; "propitious omens"; "propitious gales speeded us along"; "a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration")

Similarity of adj ill

5 senses of ill

Sense 1
ill (vs. well), sick -- (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering")
       => afflicted, stricken -- (grievously affected especially by disease)
       => aguish -- (affected by ague)
       => ailing, indisposed, peaked (predicate), poorly (predicate), sickly, unwell, under the weather, seedy -- (somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work")
       => airsick, air sick, carsick, seasick -- (experiencing motion sickness)
       => autistic -- (characteristic of or affected with autism; "autistic behavior"; "autistic children")
       => bedfast, bedridden, bedrid, sick-abed -- (confined to bed (by illness))
       => bilious, liverish, livery -- (suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress)
       => bronchitic -- (suffering from or prone to bronchitis)
       => consumptive -- (afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; "a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough")
       => convalescent, recovering -- (returning to health after illness or debility; "convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed")
       => delirious, hallucinating -- (experiencing delirium)
       => diabetic -- (suffering from diabetes)
       => dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous -- (having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling; "had a dizzy spell"; "a dizzy pinnacle"; "had a headache and felt giddy"; "a giddy precipice"; "feeling woozy from the blow on his head"; "a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff")
       => dyspeptic -- (suffering from dyspepsia)
       => faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded -- (weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep")
       => feverish, feverous -- (having or affected by a fever)
       => funny -- (experiencing odd bodily sensations; "told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest")
       => gouty -- (suffering from gout)
       => green -- (looking pale and unhealthy; "you're looking green"; "green around the gills")
       => laid low (predicate), stricken -- (put out of action (by illness))
       => laid up (predicate) -- (ill and usually confined; "laid up with a bad cold")
       => milk-sick -- (affected with or related to milk sickness)
       => nauseated, nauseous, queasy, sick, sickish -- (feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit)
       => palsied -- (affected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor; "palsied hands")
       => paralytic, paralyzed -- (affected with paralysis)
       => paraplegic -- (suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord)
       => rickety, rachitic -- (affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets; "rickety limbs and joints"; "a rachitic patient")
       => scrofulous -- (afflicted with scrofula)
       => sneezy -- (inclined to sneeze)
       => spastic -- (suffering from spastic paralysis; "a spastic child")
       => tubercular, tuberculous -- (constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus; "a tubercular child"; "tuberculous patients"; "tubercular meningitis")
       => unhealed -- (not healed; "an unhealed wound")
       => upset -- (mildly physically distressed; "an upset stomach")
          Also See-> unhealthy#1; unfit#2

Sense 2
ill -- (resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good")
       => harmful (vs. harmless) -- (causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking")

Sense 3
ill -- (distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute")
       => bad (vs. good) -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

Sense 4
ill -- (indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will")
       => hostile (vs. amicable) -- (characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions")

Sense 5
ill, inauspicious, ominous -- (presaging ill fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government")
       => unpropitious (vs. propitious) -- (not propitious)

Antonyms of adv ill

2 of 3 senses of ill

Sense 1
ill, badly, poorly -- ((`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan")
       Antonym of well (Sense 1)
      => well, good -- ((often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis"; "a well-seasoned dish"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good")

Sense 2
ill, badly -- (unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern")
       Antonym of well (Sense 6)
      => well -- (favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book")

Synonyms of adv ill

3 senses of ill

Sense 1
ill, badly, poorly -- ((`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan")

Sense 2
ill, badly -- (unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern")

Sense 3
ill -- (with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now")

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