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- Suffering from a disease.
- I've been ill with the flu for the past few days.
- Having an urge to vomit.
- Seeing those pictures made me ill.
- Bad, often connoting abuse or neglect.
- He suffered from ill treatment.
- Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. [This sense sometimes declines in AAVE as ill, comparative iller, superlative illest.]
- Biggie Smalls is the illest / Your style is played out, like Arnold wonderin "Whatchu talkin bout, Willis?" — Biggie Smalls, The What, 1994.
- Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be.
- That band was ill.
- Badly; very incompletely. Often hyphenated to form an adjectival phrase.
- That move was ill-planned and ill-executed.
- They could ill sustain a serious illness in the family.
- Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.
- Music won't solve all the world's ills, but it can make them easier to bear.
- Harm or injury.
- I wouldn't want you to do me ill.
- Evil; moral wrongfulness.
- Sociopaths do not seem to grasp the difference between good and ill.
- A physical ailment; an illness.
- I am incapacitated by rheumatism and other ills.
- Unfavorable remarks or opinions.
- Do not speak ill of the dead.