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Bad vs. Ill

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Badadjective

Unfavorable; negative; not good.

‘You have bad credit.’; ‘The weather looks pretty bad right now.’; ‘Don't talk to him; he's in a bad mood.’;

Illadjective

(obsolete) Evil; wicked (of people).

Badadjective

Not suitable or fitting.

‘Do you think it is a bad idea to confront him directly?’;

Illadjective

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

Badadjective

Not appropriate, of manners etc.

‘It is bad manners to talk with your mouth full.’;

Illadjective

Indicative of unkind or malevolent intentions; harsh, cruel.

‘He suffered from ill treatment.’;

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Badadjective

Unhealthy; liable to cause health problems.

‘Lard is bad for you. Smoking is bad for you, too. Grapes are bad for dogs but not for humans.’;

Illadjective

Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.

‘ill manners; ill will’;

Badadjective

Sickly, unhealthy, unwell.

‘Joe's in a bad way; he can't even get out of bed.’; ‘I went to the hospital to see how my grandfather was doing. Unfortunately, he's in a bad state.’; ‘I've had a bad back since the accident.’;

Illadjective

Unwell in terms of health or physical condition; sick.

‘I've been ill with the flu for the past few days.’;

Badadjective

Tricky; stressful; unpleasant.

‘Divorce is usually a bad experience for everybody involved.’;

Illadjective

Having an urge to vomit.

‘Seeing those pictures made me ill.’;

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Badadjective

Evil; wicked.

‘Be careful. There are bad people in the world.’;

Illadjective

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

Badadjective

Faulty; not functional.

‘I had a bad headlight.’;

Illadjective

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

‘That band was ill.’;

Badadjective

(of food) Spoiled, rotten, overripe.

‘These apples have gone bad.’;

Illadjective

(dated) Unwise; not a good idea.

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Badadjective

(of breath) Malodorous; foul.

‘Bad breath is not pleasant for anyone.’;

Illadverb

Not well; imperfectly, badly; hardly.

Badadjective

False; counterfeit; illegitimate.

‘They were caught trying to pass bad coinage.’;

Illnoun

(often pluralized) Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.

‘Music won't solve all the world's ills, but it can make them easier to bear.’;

Badadjective

Unskilled; of limited ability; not good.

‘I'm pretty bad at speaking French.’; ‘He's a bad gardener; everything he tries to grow ends up dying.’;

Illnoun

Harm or injury.

‘I wouldn't want you to do me ill.’;

Badadjective

Of poor physical appearance.

‘I look really bad whenever I get less than seven hours of sleep.’; ‘I don't look bad in this dress, do I?’;

Illnoun

Evil; moral wrongfulness.

Badadjective

(informal) Bold and daring.

Illnoun

A physical ailment; an illness.

‘I am incapacitated by rheumatism and other ills.’;

Badadjective

(hip-hop slang) Good; superlative.

Illnoun

PCP, phencyclidine.

Badadjective

Severe, urgent.

‘He is in bad need of a haircut.’;

Illadjective

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.’;

Badadjective

Overly promiscuous, licentious.

Illadjective

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.’;

Badadjective

(slang) Fantastic.

‘You is SIC bad, man!’;

Illadjective

Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever.

‘I am in health, I breathe, and see thee ill.’;

Badadverb

Badly.

‘I didn't do too bad in the last exam.’;

Illadjective

Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant.

‘That 's an ill phrase.’;

Badnoun

(slang) Error, mistake.

‘Sorry, my bad!’;

Illnoun

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.’;

Badnoun

An item (or kind of item) of merchandise with negative value; an unwanted good.

Illnoun

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.’;

Badverb

(archaic) lang=en. See bade.

Illadverb

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.’;

Badverb

To shell (a walnut).

Illnoun

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

Bad

Bade.

Illadjective

not in good physical or mental health;

‘ill from the monotony of his suffering’;

Badadjective

Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; - the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad air; bad health; a bad crop; bad news.

‘The strong antipathy of good to bad.’;

Illadjective

resulting in suffering or adversity;

‘ill effects’; ‘it's an ill wind that blows no good’;

Badnoun

that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency;

‘take the bad with the good’;

Illadjective

distressing;

‘ill manners’; ‘of ill repute’;

Badadjective

having undesirable or negative qualities;

‘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’;

Illadjective

indicating hostility or enmity;

‘you certainly did me an ill turn’; ‘ill feelings’; ‘ill will’;

Badadjective

very intense;

‘a bad headache’; ‘in a big rage’; ‘had a big (or bad) shock’; ‘a bad earthquake’; ‘a bad storm’;

Illadjective

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’;

Badadjective

feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad');

‘my throat feels bad’; ‘she felt bad all over’; ‘he was feeling tough after a restless night’;

Illadverb

(`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’;

Badadjective

(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition;

‘bad meat’; ‘a refrigerator full of spoilt food’;

Illadverb

unfavorably or with disapproval;

‘tried not to speak ill of the dead’; ‘thought badly of him for his lack of concern’;

Badadjective

not capable of being collected;

‘a bad (or uncollectible) debt’;

Illadverb

with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly;

‘we can ill afford to buy a new car just now’;

Badadjective

below average in quality or performance;

‘a bad chess player’; ‘a bad recital’;

Illadjective

suffering from an illness or disease or feeling unwell

‘he was taken ill with food poisoning’; ‘even the seriously ill cannot get tests done immediately’; ‘a terminally ill patient’;

Badadjective

nonstandard;

‘so-called bad grammar’;

Illadjective

poor in quality

‘ill judgement dogs the unsuccessful’;

Badadjective

not financially safe or secure;

‘a bad investment’; ‘high risk investments’; ‘anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky’; ‘speculative business enterprises’;

Illadjective

bad or harmful

‘she had a cup of the same wine and suffered no ill effects’;

Badadjective

physically unsound or diseased;

‘has a bad back’; ‘a bad heart’; ‘bad teeth’; ‘an unsound limb’; ‘unsound teeth’;

Illadjective

not favourable or auspicious

‘a bird of ill omen’; ‘I have had a run of ill luck’;

Badadjective

capable of harming;

‘bad habits’; ‘bad air’; ‘smoking is bad for you’;

Illadverb

badly, wrongly, or imperfectly

‘the street is dominated by ill-lit shops’; ‘it ill becomes one so beautiful to be gloomy’;

Badadjective

keenly sorry or regretful;

‘felt bad about letting the team down’; ‘was sorry that she had treated him so badly’; ‘felt bad about breaking the vase’;

Illadverb

unfavourably or inauspiciously

‘a look on her face which boded ill for anyone who crossed her path’;

Badadjective

characterized by wickedness or immorality;

‘led a very bad life’;

Illadverb

only with difficulty; hardly

‘she could ill afford the cost of new curtains’;

Badadjective

reproduced fraudulently;

‘like a bad penny...’; ‘a forged twenty dollar bill’;

Illnoun

a problem or misfortune

‘a lengthy work on the ills of society’;

Badadjective

not working properly;

‘a bad telephone connection’; ‘a defective appliance’;

Illnoun

evil or harm

‘how could I wish him ill?’;

Badadverb

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’;

Badadverb

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’;

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