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  • 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
  • indicating hostility or enmity
    • you certainly did me an ill turn
    • ill feelings
    • ill will
  • distressing
    • ill manners
    • of ill repute
  • resulting in suffering or adversity
    • ill effects
    • it's an ill wind that blows no good
  • affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering
  • with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly
    • we can ill afford to buy a new car just now
  • unfavorably or with disapproval
    • tried not to speak ill of the dead
    • thought badly of him for his lack of concern
  • (`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
  • an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
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