|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|—adj , worse, worst|
|1.||(usually postpositive) not in good health; sick|
|2.||characterized by or intending evil, harm, etc; hostile: ill deeds|
|3.||causing or resulting in pain, harm, adversity, etc: ill effects|
|4.||ascribing or imputing evil to something referred to: ill repute|
|5.||promising an unfavourable outcome; unpropitious: an ill omen|
|6.||harsh; lacking kindness: ill will|
|7.||not up to an acceptable standard; faulty: ill manners|
|8.||ill at ease unable to relax; uncomfortable|
|9.||evil or harm: to wish a person ill|
|10.||a mild disease|
|12.||badly: the title ill befits him|
|13.||with difficulty; hardly: he can ill afford the money|
|14.||not rightly: she ill deserves such good fortune|
|[C11 (in the sense: evil): from Old Norse illr bad]|
adj. worse (wûrs), worst (wûrst)
Not healthy; sick.
Not normal, as a condition; unsound.
ill at ease
Uncomfortable, uneasy, as in Large parties made him feel ill at ease. [c. 1300] For an antonym, see at ease.