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ill
British English: /ɪl/
American English: /ɪl/

Translation of ill in French:

noun

  • 1 (evil) to wish somebody ill
    souhaiter du mal à quelqu'un
    for good or ill
    pour le meilleur ou pour le pire
  • 2 (ailment) economic ills
    les maux de l'économie

adjective

  • 1 (having particular illness) to be ill with something (serious illness)
    être atteint de quelque chose
    (less serious) souffrir de quelque chose
    to be taken ill, to fall ill
  • 2 (nauseous) to feel ill
    avoir mal au cœur or des nausées
    the smell made him feel ill
    l'odeur lui a donné mal au cœur or des nausées

adverb

[formal]
  • 1 (badly) they have been ill served by their government
    leur gouvernement les a desservis
    he is ill suited to the post
    il n'est guère fait pour ce poste
    to speak ill of somebody
    dire du mal de quelqu'un
    to bode ou augur ill for something
    [literary]
    être de mauvais augure pour quelque chose
  • 2 (scarcely) he ill deserves your praise
    il ne mérite guère vos louanges
    it ill becomes you to criticize
    il ne vous sied guère de critiquer

Idioms

it's an ill wind (that blows nobody any good)

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