Hello English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at past participle adjectives using the prefix ill-.
Here is the list:
- Ill humoured
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The meaning ill- is bad or not suitable.
Meaning: being rude and impolite, especially if no one taught you how to behave.
- In the seventeenth century, loud speech in public places was considered ill-bred behaviour.
Meaning: said, done or happening at the wrong time.
- His mother-in-law’s comments were often ill-timed and inappropriate.
Meaning: unlucky, with a sad ending such as death.
- I still remember the day when that ill-fated plane crashed in the mountains.
Meaning: to be treated badly, especially by using violence.
- The woman who murdered her husband admitted that she was ill-treated.
Meaning: not very sensible, likely to have bad consequences.
- You would be ill-advised to go hitchhiking while in Greece.
Meaning: behaving in a rude and upsetting way.
- Brian had an ill-behaved dog that would attack and bite people entering their yard.
Meaning: not clearly explained or described.
- The doctors couldn’t prescribe an adequate cure because the disease was ill-defined.
Meaning: based on something that is not true.
- The results of the survey were ill-founded because they were not based on true facts.
Meaning: easily annoyed; in a bad mood.
- Mark didn’t want to have a serious discussion with his wife because she was ill-humoured.
Meaning: that has not been thought of enough.
- Simon’s ill-judged decision to sell his car was a very bad one.
Meaning: not suited or useful for a particular situation.
- Martin seemed ill-suited for the job.
Meaning: without equipment or enough quality to do something.
- After the war, the school was ill-equipped to meet the needs of the children.
Meaning: having insufficient knowledge of something.
- Unfortunately, the public is usually ill-informed thanks to the fake news they read or listen to.
Meaning: behaving rudely in social situations.
- Martin would become an ill-mannered man after a few drinks so people avoided inviting him to parties.
Meaning: not ready for a situation, especially if you haven’t expected something to happen.
- The inhabitants of the island were ill-prepared for the earthquake so it hit them terribly.
Meaning: easily annoyed, especially when it seems inappropriate or unreasonable.
- John was an ill-tempered and rude man who easily got into arguments and fights with people.
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