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ill

(Bad), adjective adverse, antagonistic, baleful, belligerent, calamitous, cantankerous, corrupt, crabbed, crabby, cross, damaging, degenerate, deleterious, depraved, destructive, detrimental, evil, fell, fractious, harm, harmful, hostile, hurtful, immoral, inauspicious, infelicitous, iniquitous, injurious, insult, irascible, irritable, low, mean, mischief, nefarious, nocuous, pernicious, ruinous, sinful, snappish, snappy, sullen, trouble, unfavorable, unfriendly, unkind, unkindly, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, wicked, wrong

ill

(Sick), adjective afflicted, ailing, bedridden, diseased, feeble, feverish, has a medical condition, in the hospital, indisposed, infirm, laid up, malady, not feeling well, not up to snuff, not well, on the sick list, out of commission, under the weather, weak
Associated concepts: fee for service, health care
See also: pain, trouble, unsound
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The Queen has gone Without a word importing good or ill.
Where have you been?' 'With Gretel.' 'What did you take her?' 'I took her nothing.' 'What did Gretel give you?' 'She gave me nothing, she came with me.' 'Where have you left Gretel?' 'I led her by the rope, tied her to the rack, and scattered some grass for her.' 'That was ill done, Hans, you should have cast friendly eyes on her.' 'Never mind, will do better.'
"Nay, good Little John," quoth Robin gently, for he liked ill to have such a jest told of him.
So said Robin, for now that his bones were sore, he felt as though a long journey would be an ill thing for him.
In doing this, I underwent a kind of rough usage, ill befitting the wounds that my mind had sustained.
It soon began to be found that the widow had no fortune, and to say this was to say all that was ill of me, for I began to be dropped in all the discourses of matrimony.
However, he took it as I meant it, that is, to let him think I was inclined to go on with him, as indeed I had all the reason in the world to do, for he was the best-humoured, merry sort of a fellow that I ever met with, and I often reflected on myself how doubly criminal it was to deceive such a man; but that necessity, which pressed me to a settlement suitable to my condition, was my authority for it; and certainly his affection to me, and the goodness of his temper, however they might argue against using him ill, yet they strongly argued to me that he would better take the disappointment than some fiery-tempered wretch, who might have nothing to recommend him but those passions which would serve only to make a woman miserable all her days.
"Then, I will presume to say that all my friends are in the king's Musketeers and Guards, and that by an inconceivable fatality my enemies are in the service of your Eminence; I should, therefore, be ill received here and ill regarded there if I accepted what Monseigneur offers me."
"Well, well," said the cardinal, "I don't wish you any ill; but you must be aware that it is quite trouble enough to defend and recompense our friends.
On his quitting the room she sat down, unable to support herself, and looking so miserably ill, that it was impossible for Darcy to leave her, or to refrain from saying, in a tone of gentleness and commiseration, "Let me call your maid.
But if otherwise-- if regard springing from such sources is unreasonable or unnatural, in comparison of what is so often described as arising on a first interview with its object, and even before two words have been exchanged, nothing can be said in her defence, except that she had given somewhat of a trial to the latter method in her partiality for Wickham, and that its ill success might, perhaps, authorise her to seek the other less interesting mode of attachment.
She would sometimes begin to cry suddenly and was often ill and feverishly delirious.