French translation of 'ill'
(= sick) malade
to feel ill se sentir mal
I feel ill. Je me sens mal.
to be taken ill tomber malade
She was taken ill while on holiday. Elle est tombée malade en vacances.
to fall ill with sth contracter qch
She fell ill with measles. Elle a contracté la rougeole.
1. (= badly)
to speak ill of sb dire du mal de qn
to think ill of sb penser du mal de qn
it bodes ill (= is a bad sign) c’est de mauvaise augure
sb could ill afford to ...
He could ill afford to miss an important game. Il ne pouvait se permettre de rater un match important.
(= harm) mal m
to mean sb no ill ne pas vouloir de mal à qn
They mean you no ill. Ils ne te veulent pas de mal.
the terminally ill les malades mpl en phase terminale
ills plural noun
(= problems) maux mpl
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Example Sentences Including 'ill'
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These painful years were the furnace that would temper her nature for good and ill.ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)
Being responsible for the care of an older or ill person is not normally something that runs to a set schedule.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The argument is that people always need pills and potions to cure their ills.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The iron ore mine in Brazil has become a symbol of the company 's ills.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
A pile of studies have shown that our surroundings impact on our mental health for good or ill.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
At the first sign of feeling dizzy and ill, sit down and put your head between your knees.The Sun (2015)
But research shows nine in ten workers have come into work feeling ill, as they are worried about taking time off.The Sun (2016)
It was a place of ill omen.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Turning good movies down is a luxury that festivals can usually ill afford.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We had to call the police because so many people were ill.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
For all its intellectual firepower, the unit was dangerously ill equipped and badly prepared.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The narrow street had scores of tiny restaurants and bars with convenient upstairs rooms of ill repute.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Your wife thinks you are mentally ill.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
An environmentally ill person is already in tenuous health.An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)
America's most powerful man can ill afford to lose so much in front of the mirror.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
And what might parents be able to do to counter any ill effects?Smithsonian Mag (2017)
Are we now in a position where a terminally ill patient is denied a free medication?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But as many as one in four people may have milder forms of the condition and suffer no ill effects.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
His resignation was officially attributed to ill health.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
I wish no ill will to anybody.The Sun (2016)
No wonder the sick and ill of this country continue to suffer.The Sun (2010)
One man died and another was ill in hospital after their dinghy capsized off Orkney.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
One of its columnists asserts that he is mentally ill.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
PEOPLE are suffering ill health because of poor ventilation in homes, building experts warn.The Sun (2016)
People sought his help at times of trouble or ill health.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The victim was seriously ill in hospital last night.The Sun (2007)
They also carry infections which can kill dogs or make them seriously ill.The Sun (2016)
We take the mentally ill to a hospital where they can be cared for.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The cause of terminally ill young people is already one the public understands and supports.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The second family member got ill a little while after that.Christianity Today (2000)
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Translation of ill from the Collins English to French Dictionary