physically or mentally unwell, sick
not good; bad
unfavourably; not enough
"ill from the monotony of his suffering"
"it's an ill wind that blows no good"
"of ill repute"
"you certainly did me an ill turn"
"my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"
"a dead and ominous silence prevailed"
"a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"
"he was ill prepared"
"it ill befits a man to betray old friends"
"the car runs badly"
"he performed badly on the exam"
"the team played poorly"
"an ill-conceived plan"
"tried not to speak ill of the dead"
"thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
"we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
Oh yet we trust that somehow good Will be the final goal of ill.
The roads were dotted with roving characters of possibly ill intent.
出自： T. Hardy
误 The ill student has been absent from school for two days.
正 The sick student has been absent from school for two days.
误 She did not come to class because she had to look after her ill brother.
正 She did not come to class because she had to look after her sick brother.
析 ill作“有病的”解时,只能用作表语。ill作为定语是“坏的,拙劣的,不恰当的”意思, sick作“有病的”讲可用作表语,也可用作定语。