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From Средњи Енглески ille (evil; wicked), from Old Norse illr (adj)

, illa (adverb)

, ilt (именица)

(whence Исландски illur, Норвешки ille, Дански ilde), from Пра-Германски *ilhilaz

, from Пра-Индо-Европски *h₁elk-

(whence Латински ulcus (sore), Антички Грчки ἕλκος (hélkos, wound, ulcer), Санскрт अर्शस् (árśas, hemorrhoids) (whence Хинди अर्श (arś)).[1]



ill (comparative worse or iller or more ill, superlative worst or illest or most ill)

  1. (obsolete) Evil; wicked (of people). [13th-19th c.]Шаблон:tracking/defdate/hyphen
  2. (archaic) Morally reprehensible (of behaviour etc.); blameworthy. [from 13th c.]
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 2:
      ‘Go bring her. It is ill to keep a lady waiting.’
  3. Indicative of unkind or malevolent intentions; harsh, cruel. [from 14th c.]
    He suffered from ill treatment.
  4. Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
    ill manners; ill will
    • (deprecated use of |lang= parameter)
      1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:
      [] his lordship was out of humour. That was the way Chollacombe described as knaggy an old gager as ever Charles had had the ill-fortune to serve. Stiff-rumped, that's what he was, always rubbing the rust, or riding grub, like he had been for months past.
  5. Unwell in terms of health or physical condition; sick. [from 15th c.]
    I've been ill with the flu for the past few days.
  6. Having an urge to vomit. [from 20th c.]
    Seeing those pictures made me ill.
  7. (hip-hop slang) Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way.
    • 1986, Beastie Boys, License to Ill
    • 1994, Biggie Smalls, The What
      Biggie Smalls is the illest / Your style is played out, like Arnold wonderin "Whatchu talkin bout, Willis?"
  8. (slang) Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be.
    That band was ill.

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