not in good healthHe was seriously ill with pneumonia.
He felt unwell as he was being driven back to his office.
She's very sick.
I've just phoned Julie and she's still poorly.
Clear away dead or diseased plants.
My head ached and my stomach felt funny.
I was too weak to move my arms and legs.
crook (Australian, New Zealand, slang),
He admitted to feeling a bit crook.
I stopped working to care for my ailing mother.
She lay in bed looking particularly frail.
He was old and feeble.
a poorly dressed, unhealthy looking fellow with a poor complexion
All right, are you? Not feeling seedy?
He had been a sickly child.
laid up (informal),
I was laid up in bed with acute rheumatism.
He was prone to sickness and already felt queasy.
her ageing, infirm husband
out of sorts (informal),
At times, he has seemed lifeless and out of sorts.
dicky (British, informal),
He always has a dicky stomach after eating curry.
Sea travel makes me feel nauseous.
She felt off-colour but did not have any dramatic symptoms.
under the weather (informal),
I'm feeling a bit under the weather today.
at death's door,
The speaker was regrettably indisposed.
Are you feeling all right? You look a little peaky.
on the sick list (informal), ,
green about the gills,
not up to snuff (informal)
bad, harmful, or hostileill effects from the contamination of the water
the harmful effects of smoking
Eating too much of any food can be bad for you.
Is the recycling process damaging to the environment?
Few people would not condemn slavery as evil.
He is accused of all manner of foul deeds.
destructive, , ,
the awesome destructive power of nuclear weapons
These foods are considered detrimental to health.
Her comments were very hurtful to Mrs Green's family.
the pernicious effects of alcoholism
carbon monoxide and other noxious gases
the ruinous effects of the conflict
Fear of crime is having a deleterious effect on society.
Stress in itself is not necessarily injurious.
This policy has proved extremely disadvantageous for us.
bad, harmful, or hostileI bear no ill feelings towards you.
The Governor faced hostile crowds when visiting the town.
malicious, , ,
She described the charges as malicious.
He said many harsh and unkind things.
The decision would have no adverse effect on the investigation.
He was almost back to his belligerent mood of twelve months ago.
All last summer he'd been unkind to her.
We got an unfriendly reception from the hotel-owner.
Her stare was malevolent, her mouth a thin line.
Nearly all the women were antagonistic to the idea.
They are not necessarily hateful, malicious people.
bellicose statements threatening tough action
a false morality that is inimical to human happiness
a series of rancorous disputes
promising an unfavourable outcomeHis absence preyed on her mind like an ill omen.
The closure of the project is bad news for her staff.
a threatening atmosphere of rising tension and stress
His bushy eyebrows gave his face a menacing look.
13 was to prove an unlucky number.
There was something sinister about him that she found disturbing.
Officials say the outlook for next year is gloomy.
the dire predicament of the refugees
There was an ominous silence at the other end of the phone.
an unhealthy obsession with secrecy
Unfavourable economic conditions were blocking a recovery.
His business career had distinctly unpromising beginnings.
The meeting got off to an inauspicious start.
My desire to be rich was an unwholesome desire.
evil or harmShe is responsible for many of the country's ills.
She tells me her troubles. I tell her mine.
Robert's health had always been a worry to his wife.
the trials of adolescence
The two other passengers escaped serious injury.
Her eyes were filled with pain.
hurt, , ,
I was full of jealousy and hurt.
There was little support to help them in their distress.
There is no point dwelling on the miseries of the past.
Many people are suffering economic hardship.
He did not tell his friends about all his woes.
He had had his full share of misfortunes.
Hay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
the trials and tribulations of everyday life
the unpleasantness of surgery and chemotherapy
evil or harmI know it will be difficult for them but I wish them no ill.
It would probably do the economy more harm than good.
There have been many reports of minor damage to buildings.
Racism is one of the greatest evils in the world.
Their grief soon gave way to anger.
A cry of anguish burst from her lips.
The conference was a platform to cause political mischief.
This development may bode ill for the government.
with difficultyWe can ill afford another scandal.
Nick, on the sofa, hardly slept.
His voice was barely audible.
He could scarcely breathe.
He could just reach the man's head with his right hand.
by no means,
at a push
He used his ill-gotten gains to buy a new house.
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in the sense of adverse
unfavourable to one's interestsThe decision would have no adverse effect on the investigation.
in the sense of affliction
something that causes physical or mental sufferingHay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
in the sense of ailing
unwell or unsuccessful over a long periodI stopped working to care for my ailing mother.
Video: pronunciation of 'ill'
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Life on the edge