causing a dull and steady pain; "my aching head"; "her old achy joints"
affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
(`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"
with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
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"
unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
distressing; "ill m
an open skin infection
roused to anger; "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark"
hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"