Part of speech:
In poor health; sickly
Opposite in position
Anything that causes harm, pain, misery, disaster, etc.
A condition of pain, suffering, or distress:
Causing or capable of causing harm; injurious.
Causing or tending to cause injury; harmful:
Harmful to living things; injurious to health:
Having or showing ill will; unfriendly; antagonistic
Harsh, severe, cruel, rigorous, etc.
Having a menstrual period.
Of a risky nature; dangerous:
Physical or psychological damage or injury:
An instance of this; unlucky accident; mishap; mischance
Damage, destruction, or injury caused by a specific person or thing:
A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.
An unwholesome condition:
Affected by or relating to cachexia.
Damaging or harmful:
Not favorable; not auspicious.
Weak in body or mind, especially from old age or disease.
Falsely based or reasoned; faulty:
Gruesome; grisly; horrible
Tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly:
Unfavorable or adverse:
Characterized by or in poor health; sickly
An instance of misfortune; calamity
1635, John Donne, "His parting from her":
Severe weight loss, anorexia, and general debility that occur as a result of chronic disease. Cachetic patients exhibit signs of malnutrition, including muscle wasting.
A cause or reason for complaining; a grievance:
One that is indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; a prerequisite:
(Gram.) A defective word
A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
The accent that falls on a stressed syllable in a line of scanned verse.
A physical weakness or defect; frailty or ailment, as from old age
A general sense of depression or unease:
A highly infectious epidemic disease, especially one with a high rate of fatality; a pestilence.
Poor people considered as a group:
The act or an instance of relapsing
To return to health and strength after illness; recuperate.
To recover from financial loss.
Suffering from or affected with an illness
Having a harmful effect; injurious:
Causing damage or harm; injurious.
A deadly poison.
Any cause of evil or injury
A small whip used to inflict punishment.
Great sorrow; grief; misery
Of or serving as an omen; esp., having the character of an evil omen; threatening; sinister
(`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
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