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Badly and Ill Definitions

Badly

In a bad manner.

Ill

Not healthy; sick
I began to feel ill last week.

Badly

Very much; greatly. See Usage Note at bad1.

Ill

Not normal; unsound
An ill condition of body and mind.

Badly

In a bad manner.
Things are going badly for her: she did badly in her exams owing to a badly designed studying schedule.
Don't think badly of me, give me the benefit of the doubt.

Ill

Resulting in suffering; harmful or distressing
The ill effects of a misconceived policy.
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Badly

Very much; to a great degree.
I want it so badly.
Look at these split ends! You badly need a haircut!
Everything went badly wrong.

Ill

Resulting from or suggestive of evil intentions
Ill deeds committed out of spite.

Badly

(Northern England) Ill, unwell.
He's never badly.

Ill

Ascribing an objectionable quality
Holds an ill view of that political group.

Badly

In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously.

Ill

Hostile or unfriendly
Ill feeling between rivals.
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Badly

To a severe or serious degree;
Fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated
Badly injured
A severely impaired heart
Is gravely ill
Was seriously ill

Ill

Harmful; pernicious
The ill effects of a misconceived policy.

Badly

(`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well;
He was ill prepared
It ill befits a man to betray old friends
The car runs badly
He performed badly on the exam
The team played poorly
Ill-fitting clothes
An ill-conceived plan

Ill

Not favorable; unpropitious
Ill predictions.

Badly

Evilly or wickedly;
Treated his parents badly
To steal is to act badly

Ill

Not measuring up to recognized standards of excellence, as of behavior or conduct
Ill manners.
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Badly

In a disobedient or naughty way;
He behaved badly in school
He mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister
Behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room

Ill

(Slang) Excellent; outstanding
Your new car is really ill!.

Badly

With great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly');
The injury hurt badly
The buildings were badly shaken
It hurts bad
We need water bad

Ill

In a bad, inadequate, or improper way. Often used in combination
My words were ill-chosen.

Badly

Very much; strongly;
I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it
The cables had sagged badly
They were badly in need of help
He wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it

Ill

In an unfavorable way; unpropitiously
A statistic that bodes ill for job growth.

Badly

Without skill or in a displeasing manner;
She writes badly
I think he paints very badly

Ill

Scarcely or with difficulty
We can ill afford another mistake.

Badly

In a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage;
The venture turned out badly for the investors
Angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them

Ill

Evil, wrongdoing, or harm
The ill that befell the townspeople.

Badly

Unfavorably or with disapproval;
Tried not to speak ill of the dead
Thought badly of him for his lack of concern

Ill

Something that causes suffering; trouble
The social ills of urban life.

Badly

With unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display;
They took their defeat badly
Took her father's death badly
Conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake

Ill

Something that reflects in an unfavorable way on one
Please don't speak ill of me when I'm gone.

Ill

(used with a pl. verb) Sick people considered as a group. Often used with the.

Ill

(obsolete) Evil; wicked (of people).

Ill

(archaic) Morally reprehensible (of behaviour etc.); blameworthy.

Ill

Indicative of unkind or malevolent intentions; harsh, cruel.
He suffered from ill treatment.

Ill

Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
Ill manners; ill will

Ill

Unwell in terms of health or physical condition; sick.
Mentally ill people.
I've been ill with the flu for the past few days.

Ill

Having an urge to vomit.
Seeing those pictures made me ill.

Ill

(hip-hop slang) Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way.

Ill

(slang) Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be.
That band was ill.

Ill

(dated) Unwise; not a good idea.

Ill

Not well; imperfectly, badly

Ill

(often pluralized) Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.
Music won't solve all the world's ills, but it can make them easier to bear.

Ill

Harm or injury.
I wouldn't want you to do me ill.

Ill

Evil; moral wrongfulness.

Ill

A physical ailment; an illness.
I am incapacitated by rheumatism and other ills.

Ill

PCP, phencyclidine.

Ill

To behave aggressively.

Ill

Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable.
Neither is it ill air only that maketh an ill seat, but ill ways, ill markets, and ill neighbors.
There 's some ill planet reigns.

Ill

Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper.
Of his own body he was ill, and gaveThe clergy ill example.

Ill

Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever.
I am in health, I breathe, and see thee ill.

Ill

Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant.
That 's an ill phrase.

Ill

Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain; as, the ills of humanity.
Who can all sense of others' ills escapeIs but a brute at best in human shape.
That makes us rather bear those ills we haveThan fly to others that we know not of.

Ill

Whatever is contrary to good, in a moral sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; evil.
Strong virtue, like strong nature, struggles still,Exerts itself, and then throws off the ill.

Ill

In a ill manner; badly; weakly.
How ill this taper burns!
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,Where wealth accumulates and men decay.

Ill

An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

Ill

Not in good physical or mental health;
Ill from the monotony of his suffering

Ill

Resulting in suffering or adversity;
Ill effects
It's an ill wind that blows no good

Ill

Distressing;
Ill manners
Of ill repute

Ill

Indicating hostility or enmity;
You certainly did me an ill turn
Ill feelings
Ill will

Ill

Presaging ill-fortune;
Ill omens
Ill predictions
My words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven
A dead and ominous silence prevailed
A by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

Ill

(`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well;
He was ill prepared
It ill befits a man to betray old friends
The car runs badly
He performed badly on the exam
The team played poorly
Ill-fitting clothes
An ill-conceived plan

Ill

Unfavorably or with disapproval;
Tried not to speak ill of the dead
Thought badly of him for his lack of concern

Ill

With difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly;
We can ill afford to buy a new car just now

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