ill ill  /ˈɪl/


  1. (n) an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
  2. (adj) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
  3. (adj) resulting in suffering or adversity
  4. (adj) distressing
  5. (adj) indicating hostility or enmity
  6. (adj) presaging ill fortune
  7. (adv) (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
  8. (adv) unfavorably or with disapproval
  9. (adv) with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly



  1. Stigmatized, abandoned, often locked up, Asia's mentally ill are left to inhabit a living hell.
  2. People with serious mental illness die 25 years earlier than the general population for eminently treatable causes.
  3. He was not terminally ill.


  1. Terminally Ill Children May Soon Have 'Right to Die'

    Terminally ill children in Belgium may soon have the right to choose death. The country's Federal Parliament is debating the sensitive issue of euthanasia. Currently, only the Netherlands allows doctors to perform euthanasia on some children, if the doctors obey a set of medical guidelines called the "Groningen Protocol." The bill in Belgium would create guidelines for doctors to decide if a ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Ill. House Speaker plans new vote on pension plan

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is planning a fresh vote on his plan to overhaul the public-employee pension system, despite a request by the governor for compromise with the Senate. Madigan, a ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Ill. mayor calls for more rail support

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The State Journal Register reported that Springfield Mayor Mike Houston told U.S. transportation subcommittee representatives that continued state and federal support for city rail consolidation is critical for the city’s economy.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Metro Magazine

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