Definitions For Ill


  • An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
  • Bad or unlucky things
  • A sickness or disease
  • Troubles or problems


  • Presaging ill fortune
  • Distressing
  • Resulting in suffering or adversity
  • Indicating hostility or enmity


  • Affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function


  • (ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
  • With difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly
  • Unfavorably or with disapproval


  • In a bad or imperfect way
  • In an unfavorable or unkind way

Is Ill a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Ill is worth 3 points in Scrabble and 5 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Ill in a Sentence

  • That dog can eat almost anything with no ill effects.
  • They had been subjected to months of ill treatment.
  • He is being ill served by his advisers.
  • Please don't think ill of me.
  • He was a good man who never spoke ill of anyone.
  • Chicken pox and the other ills that were once a fixture of childhood
  • Idealistic people who try to cure all of our society's ills

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