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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Bertrand Russell
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Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Suffering from a disease.
    I've been ill with the flu for the past few days.
  2. Having an urge to vomit.
    Seeing those pictures made me ill.
  3. Bad, often connoting abuse or neglect.
    He suffered from ill treatment.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. [This sense sometimes declines in AAVE as ill, comparative iller, superlative illest.]
    Biggie Smalls is the illest / Your style is played out, like Arnold wonderin "Whatchu talkin bout, Willis?" — Biggie Smalls, The What, 1994.
  5. (slang) Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be.
    That band was ill.

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  • (suffering from a disease): fine, hale, healthy, in good health, well
  • (having an urge to vomit):
  • (bad): good
  • (in hip-hop slang: sublime): wack

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Adverb

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  1. Badly; very incompletely. Often hyphenated to form an adjectival phrase.
    That move was ill-planned and ill-executed.

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Noun

Singular
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.
    Music won't solve all the world's ills, but it can make them easier to bear.
  2. Harm or injury.
    I wouldn't want you to do me ill.
  3. Evil; moral wrongfulness.
    Sociopaths do not seem to grasp the difference between good and ill.
  4. A physical ailment; an illness.
    I am incapacitated by rheumatism and other ills.
  5. Unfavorable remarks or opinions.
    Do not speak ill of the dead.

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References

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

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