1. comparative - worse; adjective
1) (not in good health; not well: She was ill for a long time.) enfermo, delicado
2) (bad: ill health; These pills have no ill effects.)
3) (evil or unlucky: ill luck.)

2. adverb
(not easily: We could ill afford to lose that money.) a duras penas, difícilmente

3. noun
1) (evil: I would never wish anyone ill.) mal, algo/nada malo
2) (trouble: all the ills of this world.) mal, problema, desgracia
- illness
- ill-at-ease
- ill-fated
- ill-feeling
- ill-mannered / ill-bred
- ill-tempered / ill-natured
- ill-treat
- ill-treatment
- ill-use
- ill-will
- be taken ill

ill adj enfermo
she didn't go to school because she was ill no fue al colegio porque estaba enferma
to be taken ill caer enfermo
1 (sick) enfermo,-a
she's been very ill ha estado muy enferma
he was taken ill last night se puso enfermo anoche
I feel ill me encuentro mal
she looked quite ill hacía muy mala cara
2 (harmful, unpropitious) malo,-a
he suffers from ill health está mal de salud
we suffered no ill effects no experimentamos efectos desfavorables
ill repute mala fama
ill luck mala suerte
1 formal use (harm, evil) mal nombre masculino
1 (badly) mal
the proposal was ill received la propuesta fue mal recibida
2 (unfavourably) mal
I won't speak ill of her no hablaré mal de ella
3 (with difficulty, hardly) mal, a duras penas
I can ill afford it difícilmente me lo puedo permitir, a duras penas puedo permitírmelo
plural noun ills
1 (problems, misfortunes) desgracias nombre femenino plural
to be ill at ease estar incómodo,-a
to bear somebody no ill will no guardarle a alguien ningún rencor
to fall ill caer enfermo,-a
it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good no hay mal que por bien no venga
bird of ill omen pájaro agorero, pájaro de mal agüero
ill feeling resentimiento
ill humour mal humor nombre masculino
ill temper mal humor nombre masculino
ill will rencor nombre masculino
ill ['ɪl] adv, worse ['wərs] ; worst ['wərst] : mal
to speak ill of: hablar mal de
he can ill afford to fail: mal puede permitirse el lujo de fracasar
ill adj, worse ; worst
1) sick: enfermo
2) bad: malo
ill luck: mala suerte
ill n
1) evil: mal m
2) misfortune: mal m, desgracia f
3) ailment: enfermedad f
doliente adj.
enfermo, -a adj.
mal adj.
malo, -a adj.
mal adv.
enfermedad s.f.
mal s.m.
= Illinois
1. ADJ
(compar worse) (superl worst)
1) (Med) enfermo

to be ill — estar enfermo

to be seriously ill — estar gravemente enfermo

he's ill with cancer — tiene cáncer, está enfermo de cáncer

to fall ill — caer or ponerse enfermo, enfermarse (LAm)

to feel ill — encontrarse mal, sentirse mal

to look ill — tener mal aspecto or mala cara

to make sb ill — [food, wine] sentarle mal a algn; [lifestyle, diet] afectar a la salud de algn

the soup made me ill — la sopa me sentó mal

all the worry was making me ill — la preocupación estaba afectando a mi salud

to make o.s. ill — ponerse enfermo, ponerse malo *

to be taken ill — caer or ponerse enfermo, enfermarse (LAm)

2) (=bad) [fortune, luck] malo

ill at ease — a disgusto

ill effects — efectos mpl adversos

with no ill effects — sin mayores daños

ill feeling(=hostility) hostilidad f ; (=spite) rencor m

there are no ill feelings — no quedan rencores

I have no ill feelings toward them — no les guardo rencor

ill health — mala salud f

to be in ill health — no estar bien (de salud), estar enfermo

he retired because of ill health — se retiró por problemas de salud

ill humour — mal humor m

ill reputeliter or hum mala reputación f

a house/lady of ill repute — una casa/mujer de mala reputación

ill temper — mal genio m

ill will(=hostility) hostilidad f ; (=spite) rencor m

I bear you no ill will for that — no le guardo rencor por eso

wind I, 1., 1)
ADV mal

to speak/think ill of sb — hablar/pensar mal de algn

we can ill afford to lose him — mal podemos dejar que se vaya

we can ill afford to buy it — no podemos permitirnos el lujo de comprarlo

it ill becomes you to criticize — no te sienta bien criticar

3. N
1) ills frm (=problems) males mpl

the ills of the economy — los males de la economía

the inevitable ills of old age — los inevitables males or achaques de la vejez

2) (=evil)

no ill had befallen the child — el niño no había sufrido ningún mal

to bode or augur ill — no augurar nada bueno


ill luck N — mala suerte f

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= Illinois

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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