(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. unwell, sick, indisposed; nauseated. See disease. —adv. poorly, badly; wrongly, improperly; clumsily. See unskillfulness, badness. — n. See evil.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Bad]
Syn. evil, harmful, injurious, noxious, hostile, unkind, unfavorable, unpropitious, unfortunate, adverse; see also wicked 1 .
2. [Sick]
Syn. unwell, unhealthy, ailing; see sick .
See Synonym Study at sick , wicked .
go ill with,
Syn. be unfortunate for, be unfavorable to, hurt; see disturb 2 .
take ill,
3. become sick, become unwell, fall ill; see sicken 1 , weaken 1 .
4. take offense, resent, be annoyed at, be offended by; see dislike .
1. [Anything causing pain, distress, etc.]
Syn. harm, misfortune, mischief, trouble; see evil 2 , insult , wrong 1 , 2 .
2. [Sickness]
Syn. ailment, malady, affliction; see disease .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
harm, injury, hurt, pain, trouble, misfortune, damage, evil, misery, calamity, bad luck, tribulation.
ANT.: good fortune
1. sick ailing, sickly, unwell, afflicted, *laid low, *green around the gills, *under the weather, *out of sorts, *off one's feed, *out of commission, bedridden, feverish, nauseated, diseased.
2. evil bad, wicked, harmful, malicious, sinful, wrong, nefarious, immoral, foul, nasty.
ANT.: 1. healthy, well, sound. 2. good, moral, kind
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Suffering from or affected with an illness: down, sick, unwell. Informal: laid up. Chiefly Regional: poorly. See HEALTH. 2. Causing harm or injury: bad, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, injurious, mischievous. See HELP. 3. Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune: bad, evil, inauspicious, unfavorable, unpropitious. See LUCK. II noun 1. Whatever is destructive or harmful: bad, badness, evil. See HELP. 2. A pathological condition of mind or body: ailment, complaint, disease, disorder, illness, infirmity, malady, sickness. See HEALTH. 3. A cause of suffering or harm: affliction, bane, curse, evil, plague, scourge, woe. See HELP.

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