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King James Dictionary

Ill

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ILL, n.

1. Bad or evil, in a general sense contrary to good, physical or moral applied to things evil wicked wrong iniquitous as, his ways are : he sets an example.
2. Producing evil or misfortune as an star or planet.
3. Bad evil unfortunate as an end an fate.
4. Unhealthy insalubrious as an air or climate.
5. Cross crabbed surly peevish as nature temper.
6. Diseased disordered sick or indisposed applied to persons as, the man is : he has been a long time he is of a fever.
7. Diseased impaired as an state of health.
8. Discordant harsh disagreeable as an sound.
9. Homely ugly as looks, or an countenance.
10. Unfavorable suspicious as when we say, this affair bears an look or aspect.
11. Rude unpolished as breeding manners.
12. Not proper not regular or legitimate as an expression in grammar.

ILL, n. Wickedness depravity evil.

Strong virtue, like strong nature, struggles still,

Exerts itself and then throws off the

1. Misfortune calamity evil disease pain whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success.

Who can all sense of other's ills escape,

Is but a brute at beat in human shape.

ILL, adv. Not well not rightly or perfectly.

He is at ease.

1. Not easily with pain or difficulty. He is able to sustain the burden.

Ill bears the sex the youthful lovers' fate,

When just approaching to the nuptial state.

ILL, prefixed to participles of the present tense, and denoting evil or wrong, may be considered as a noun governed by the participle, or as making a part of a compound word as an meaning man, an designing man, an boding hour that is, a man meaning an hour boding It is more consonant, however, to the genius of our language, to treat these and similar words as compounds. In some cases, as before the participles of intransitive verbs, must be considered as a part of the compound, as in When used before the perfect participle, is to be considered as an adverb, or modifying word, or to be treated as a part of the compound as in In these and all similar connections, it might be well to unite the two words in a compound by a hyphen. As may be prefixed to almost any participle, it is needless to attempt to collect a list of such words for insertion.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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