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  • 1Ill breeding — 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… …

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  • 2ill breeding — noun • • • Main Entry: ↑ill …

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  • 3ill-breeding — n. Impoliteness, incivility, rudeness, discourtesy, ill manners, coarseness, uncouthness, gaucherie …

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  • 4ill breeding — rudeness, lack of manners …

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  • 5ill-breeding — noun impoliteness resulting from ignorance • Syn: ↑bad manners • Hypernyms: ↑impoliteness …

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  • 6Ill — ([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;… …

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  • 7Ill at ease — 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… …

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  • 8Ill blood — 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… …

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  • 9Ill fame — 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… …

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  • 10Ill humor — 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… …

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  • 11Ill nature — 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… …

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  • 12Ill temper — 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… …

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  • 13Ill turn — 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… …

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  • 14Ill will — 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… …

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  • 15ill — ill1 [il] adj. worse, worst [ME < ON illr (replacing OE yfel, evil, in many senses): prob. < Gmc * ilhila < IE base * elk , hungry, bad > OIr elc, bad] 1. characterized by, causing, or tending to cause harm or evil; specif., a)… …

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  • 16ill-bred — /ˈɪl brɛd / (say il bred) adjective showing or due to lack of proper breeding; unmannerly; rude: ill bred, uncouth barbarians. –ill breeding /ɪl ˈbridɪŋ/ (say il breeding), noun …

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  • 17ill — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (usu. predic.; often foll. by with) out of health; sick (is ill; was taken ill with pneumonia; mentally ill people). 2 (of health) unsound, disordered. 3 wretched, unfavourable (ill fortune; ill luck). 4 harmful (ill… …

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  • 18ill-bred — adjective badly brought up or rude. Derivatives ill breeding noun …

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  • 19ill-bred — ill′ bred′ adj. showing lack of good social breeding; unmannerly …

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  • 20Ill-Bred — Infobox Television episode Title=Ill Bred Series= Season=3 Episode=18 (# overall) Airdate=April 18 2004 Production=E4520 Writer=Dick Wolf (creator) René Balcer (developer and story) Jim Sterling (story and teleplay) Director=Steve Shill… …

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