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Synonyms for ill

Synonyms for (noun) ill

Synonyms: complaint, ailment, ill Definition: an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

Similar words: upset, disorder Definition: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning Usage: the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder; everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time

Synonyms for (adjective) ill

Synonyms: ill, inauspicious, ominous Definition: presaging ill fortune Usage: ill omens; ill predictions; my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven- P.B.Shelley; a dead and ominous silence prevailed; a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

Similar words: unpropitious Definition: not propitious

Synonyms: ill Definition: distressing Usage: ill manners; of ill repute

Similar words: bad Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice

Synonyms: ill Definition: resulting in suffering or adversity Usage: ill effects; it's an ill wind that blows no good

Similar words: harmful Definition: causing or capable of causing harm Usage: too much sun is harmful to the skin; harmful effects of smoking

Synonyms: ill Definition: indicating hostility or enmity Usage: you certainly did me an ill turn; ill feelings; ill will

Similar words: hostile Definition: characterized by enmity or ill will Usage: a hostile nation; a hostile remark; hostile actions

Synonyms: sick, ill Definition: affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function Usage: ill from the monotony of his suffering

Similar words: stricken, afflicted Definition: grievously affected especially by disease

Similar words: aguish Definition: affected by ague

Similar words: ailing, under the weather, indisposed, poorly, unwell, peaked, sickly, seedy Definition: somewhat ill or prone to illness Usage: my poor ailing grandmother; feeling a bit indisposed today; you look a little peaked; feeling poorly; a sickly child; is unwell and can't come to work

Similar words: seasick, air sick, airsick, carsick Definition: experiencing motion sickness

Similar words: autistic Definition: characteristic of or affected with autism Usage: autistic behavior; autistic children

Similar words: bedfast, bedrid, bedridden, sick-abed Definition: confined to bed (by illness)

Similar words: bilious, liverish, livery Definition: suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress

Similar words: bronchitic Definition: suffering from or prone to bronchitis

Similar words: consumptive Definition: afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis Usage: a consumptive patient; a consumptive cough

Similar words: convalescent, recovering Definition: returning to health after illness or debility Usage: convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed

Similar words: delirious, hallucinating Definition: experiencing delirium

Similar words: diabetic Definition: suffering from diabetes

Similar words: dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous Definition: having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling Usage: had a dizzy spell; a dizzy pinnacle; had a headache and felt giddy; a giddy precipice; feeling woozy from the blow on his head; a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff

Similar words: dyspeptic Definition: suffering from dyspepsia

Similar words: swooning, faint, light, light-headed, lightheaded Definition: weak and likely to lose consciousness Usage: suddenly felt faint from the pain; was sick and faint from hunger; felt light in the head; a swooning fit; light-headed with wine; light-headed from lack of sleep

Similar words: feverish, feverous Definition: having or affected by a fever

Similar words: funny Definition: experiencing odd bodily sensations Usage: told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest

Similar words: gouty Definition: suffering from gout

Similar words: green Definition: looking pale and unhealthy Usage: you're looking green; green around the gills

Similar words: stricken, laid low Definition: put out of action (by illness)

Similar words: laid up Definition: ill and usually confined Usage: laid up with a bad cold

Similar words: milk-sick Definition: affected with or related to milk sickness

Similar words: nauseated, nauseous, sick, sickish, queasy Definition: feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit

Similar words: palsied Definition: affected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor Usage: palsied hands

Similar words: paralytic, paralyzed Definition: affected with paralysis

Similar words: paraplegic Definition: suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord

Similar words: rachitic, rickety Definition: affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets Usage: rickety limbs and joints; a rachitic patient

Similar words: scrofulous Definition: afflicted with scrofula

Similar words: sneezy Definition: inclined to sneeze

Similar words: spastic Definition: suffering from spastic paralysis Usage: a spastic child

Similar words: tubercular, tuberculous Definition: constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus Usage: a tubercular child; tuberculous patients; tubercular meningitis

Similar words: unhealed Definition: not healed Usage: an unhealed wound

Similar words: upset Definition: mildly physically distressed Usage: an upset stomach