unwell
adjective Date: 15th century 1. being in poor health ; ailing, sick 2. undergoing menstruation

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  • Unwell — Un*well , a. 1. Not well; indisposed; not in good health; somewhat ill; ailing. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Specifically, ill from menstruation; affected with, or having, catamenial; menstruant. [1913 Webster] Note: This word was formerly regarded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unwell — index unsound (not strong) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unwell — mid 15c., somewhat ill, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + WELL (Cf. well) (adj.). Cf. N.Fris. unwel, Ger. unwohl …   Etymology dictionary

  • unwell — [adj] sick ailing, bedridden, broken down, debilitated, diseased, feeble, feverish, frail, hospitalized, ill, impaired, incurable, infected, infirm, in poor health, invalid, laid up, nauseated, not feeling well, run down, sick as a dog*, sickly,… …   New thesaurus

  • unwell — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ ill …   English terms dictionary

  • unwell — [unwel′] adj. not well; ailing; ill; sick …   English World dictionary

  • Unwell — Single infobox | Name = Unwell Artist = Matchbox Twenty from Album = More Than You Think You Are Released = July 1, 2003 Format = CD single / Audio cassette Recorded = 2002 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 3:48 Label = Atlantic Writer = Rob… …   Wikipedia

  • unwell — adj. (esp. BrE) VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ He complained of feeling unwell. ▪ become …   Collocations dictionary

  • unwell —    1. menstruating    Being ill1:     ... all s well that ends unwell. (F. Harris, 1925 he feared he had impregnated a woman)    2. drunk    Covering up the taboo condition with one of its symptoms:     Our Mr Fellowes had been very unwell at the …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Unwell — Not well or in good health, ailing, sick, indisposed. For example, I am well nigh choked with the sulfurous heat of the weather or I am unwell. (1826, Journal of Sir Walter Scott) Unwell is also a euphemism for experiencing menstruation. It… …   Medical dictionary

  • unwell — [[t]ʌ̱nwe̱l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If you are unwell, you are ill. He had been riding in Hyde Park, but felt unwell as he was being driven back to his office late this afternoon …   English dictionary

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