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'ill' - used as an adjective
1. affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
ill from the monotony of his suffering
2. resulting in suffering or adversity
ill effects
it's an ill wind that blows no good
3. distressing
ill manners
of ill repute
4. indicating hostility or enmity
you certainly did me an ill turn
ill feelings
ill will
5. presaging ill fortune
ill omens
ill predictions

'ill' - used as a adverb
6. ('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
ill-fitting clothes
an ill-conceived plan
7. unfavorably or with disapproval
tried not to speak ill of the dead
8. with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly
we can ill afford to buy a new car just now

'ill' - used as a contraction
9. I shall; I will

'ill' - used as a noun
10. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

derived forms
1. Ill / Plural
2. Ill / Comparitive
3. Ill / Superlative
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