Ill

  1. Adjective.  (obsolete) Evil; wicked (of people). (defdate, 13th-19th c.) .
  2. Adjective.  (archaic) Morally reprehensible (of behaviour etc.); blameworthy. (defdate, from 13th c.) .
  3. Adjective.  Indicative of unkind or malevolent intentions; harsh, cruel. (defdate, from 14th c.) .
  4. Adjective.  Unwell in terms of health or physical condition; sick. (defdate, from 15th c.) .
  5. Adjective.  Having an urge to vomit. (defdate, from 20th c.) .
  6. Adjective.  (context, hip-hop slang) Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. This sense sometimes declines in [[AAVE as '''ill''', ''comparative'' '''iller''', ''superlative'' '''illest'''.].
  7. Adjective.  (slang) Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with ''to be''.
  8. Adverb.  Not well; imperfectly, badly; hardly.
  9. Noun.  (context, often pluralized) Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.
  10. Noun.  Harm or injury.
  11. Noun.  Evil; moral wrongfulness.
  12. Noun.  A physical ailment; an illness.
  13. Noun.  Unfavorable remarks or opinions.
  14. Noun.  (US, slang) PCP, phencyclidine.

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