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hardly

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Synonyms for ill

suffering from or affected with an illness

bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune

whatever is destructive or harmful

a pathological condition of mind or body

a cause of suffering or harm

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an often persistent bodily disorder or disease

affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

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resulting in suffering or adversity

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distressing

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indicating hostility or enmity

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presaging ill fortune

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('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner

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unfavorably or with disapproval

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References in classic literature ?
By all which, instead of being discouraged, they are fifty times more violently bent upon prosecuting their schemes, driven equally on by hope and despair: that as for himself, being not of an enterprising spirit, he was content to go on in the old forms, to live in the houses his ancestors had built, and act as they did, in every part of life, without innovation: that some few other persons of quality and gentry had done the same, but were looked on with an eye of contempt and ill-will, as enemies to art, ignorant, and ill common-wealth's men, preferring their own ease and sloth before the general improvement of their country."
A fifth ill effect of the exclusion would be, that it would operate as a constitutional interdiction of stability in the administration.
'That was ill done, Hans, you should have led the calf, and put it in the stall.' 'Never mind, will do better next time.'
Where have you been?' 'With Gretel.' 'What did you take her?' 'I took her nothing.' 'What did Gretel give you?' 'She gave me nothing, she came with me.' 'Where have you left Gretel?' 'I led her by the rope, tied her to the rack, and scattered some grass for her.' 'That was ill done, Hans, you should have cast friendly eyes on her.' 'Never mind, will do better.'
"Nay, good Little John," quoth Robin gently, for he liked ill to have such a jest told of him.
So said Robin, for now that his bones were sore, he felt as though a long journey would be an ill thing for him.
In doing this, I underwent a kind of rough usage, ill befitting the wounds that my mind had sustained.
Well, if such justice is approved of heaven, I shall be taught by suffering my sin; But if the sin is theirs, O may they suffer No worse ills than the wrongs they do to me.
His marriage rites Are consummated in the halls of Death: A witness that of ills whate'er befall Mortals' unwisdom is the worst of all.
It soon began to be found that the widow had no fortune, and to say this was to say all that was ill of me, for I began to be dropped in all the discourses of matrimony.
However, he took it as I meant it, that is, to let him think I was inclined to go on with him, as indeed I had all the reason in the world to do, for he was the best-humoured, merry sort of a fellow that I ever met with, and I often reflected on myself how doubly criminal it was to deceive such a man; but that necessity, which pressed me to a settlement suitable to my condition, was my authority for it; and certainly his affection to me, and the goodness of his temper, however they might argue against using him ill, yet they strongly argued to me that he would better take the disappointment than some fiery-tempered wretch, who might have nothing to recommend him but those passions which would serve only to make a woman miserable all her days.
"Well, well," said the cardinal, "I don't wish you any ill; but you must be aware that it is quite trouble enough to defend and recompense our friends.
The king was dull and appeared ill, which detracted a little from his usual lofty bearing.
On his quitting the room she sat down, unable to support herself, and looking so miserably ill, that it was impossible for Darcy to leave her, or to refrain from saying, in a tone of gentleness and commiseration, "Let me call your maid.
She would sometimes begin to cry suddenly and was often ill and feverishly delirious.