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2 definitions found
 for ill humor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ill \Ill\ ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative
     are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst,
     from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw.
     illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.]
     1. Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed
        to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate;
        disagreeable; unfavorable.
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              Neither is it ill air only that maketh an ill seat,
              but ill ways, ill markets, and ill neighbors.
                                                    --Bacon.
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              There 's some ill planet reigns.      --Shak.
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     2. Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong;
        iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper.
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              Of his own body he was ill, and gave
              The clergy ill example.               --Shak.
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     3. Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of
        a fever.
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              I am in health, I breathe, and see thee ill. --Shak.
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     4. Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect;
        rude; unpolished; inelegant.
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              That 's an ill phrase.                --Shak.
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     Ill at ease, uneasy; uncomfortable; anxious. "I am very ill
        at ease." --Shak.
  
     Ill blood, enmity; resentment; bad blood.
  
     Ill breeding, lack of good breeding; rudeness.
  
     Ill fame, ill or bad repute; as, a house of ill fame, a
        house where lewd persons meet for illicit intercourse.
  
     Ill humor, a disagreeable mood; bad temper.
  
     Ill nature, bad disposition or temperament; sullenness;
        esp., a disposition to cause unhappiness to others.
  
     Ill temper, anger; moroseness; crossness.
  
     Ill turn.
        (a) An unkind act.
        (b) A slight attack of illness. [Colloq. U.S.] -- Ill
     will, unkindness; enmity; malevolence.
  
     Syn: Bad; evil; wrong; wicked; sick; unwell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ill humor
      n 1: an angry and disagreeable mood [syn: ill humor, ill
           humour, distemper] [ant: amiability, good humor,
           good humour, good temper]

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