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Feeling and being unhealthy or ill - thesaurus

Synonyms

ill

adjective

not healthy, because of a medical condition or an injury. The usual American word is sick

frail

adjective

physically weak and not very healthy

unfit

adjective

not feeling healthy or strong because you do not take regular exercise

worse

adjective

more ill than before

fragile

adjective

not very strong or healthy

unfit

adjective

not healthy enough to work, do military service, play in a team etc

unhealthy

adjective

ill, or not physically fit

failing

adjective

no longer strong or healthy

unwell

adjective

formal ill

sick

adjective

mainly American if you are sick, you do not feel well

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ailing

adjective

literary ill and weak

a shadow of your former self

less healthy or happy than you were in previous times

babalaas

adjective

South Africaninformal suffering from the effects of drinking too much alcohol

bedridden

adjective

unable to get out of bed because you are too weak or ill

contagious

adjective

someone who is contagious has a contagious disease

critical

adjective

someone who is critical is very seriously ill or injured and might die

dead

adjective

informal very tired, weak, or ill

delirious

adjective

medical talking or thinking in a confused way because you are ill

diseased

adjective

affected by a disease

disgusted

adjective

feeling physically ill because something is extremely unpleasant to see, smell, or taste

disordered

adjective

suffering from an illness

dizzy

adjective

feeling as if you or the things around you are spinning, especially when you think you are going to fall

down

adjective

used for saying that someone has an illness

drained

adjective

feeling as though you have no mental or physical energy left

far gone

adjective

informal extremely drunk, ill, or crazy

feeble

adjective

physically weak, especially because you are old or ill

fevered

adjective

literary affected by fever

feverish

adjective

affected by fever

fragile

adjective

British someone who feels fragile feels weak, for example because they are ill

giddy

adjective

suddenly feeling that you might become unconscious and fall

grim

adjective

informal ill

groggy

adjective

feeling tired, weak, or confused, especially because you are ill or have not had enough sleep

housebound

adjective

British unable to leave your house because you are ill or disabled

hungover

adjective

tired and ill in the morning because you drank too much alcohol the night before

in a bad way

unhappy, sick, or in a serious condition

in a state of collapse

very weak and ill

incapacitated

adjective

formal unable to live normally, or to do ordinary things, for example because you are ill

indisposed

adjective

formal unable to do something because of illness

infected

adjective

someone who is infected has a disease that can be spread from one person to another

infectious

adjective

used about a person or animal that has an infectious disease

in no condition to do something

too ill, upset, or drunk to do something

in/out of shape

in good/bad physical condition

languid

adjective

literary someone who is languid is weak or ill

leaden

adjective

feeling that your body is heavy and difficult to move because you are very tired

light-headed

adjective

feeling as though you might fall down or become unconscious, for example because you are drunk

liverish

adjective

Britishinformal feeling rather ill, often because you have eaten or drunk too much

not a hundred per cent

not feeling well

not so/too hot

not feeling very well or very happy

not up to snuff

slightly ill

off-colour

adjective

feeling slightly ill

off sick

if you are off sick or take time off sick, you do not go to work because you are ill

out of action

if someone is out of action, they are injured or too ill to perform their usual activities

out of commission

informal not able to do anything because you are ill or injured

out of condition

not healthy or fit

out of sorts

slightly ill, upset, or unhappy

out of whack

informal feeling slightly ill

poorly

adjective

Britishinformal ill

queer

adjective

old-fashioned physically ill

ropey

adjective

informal not feeling well

rough

adjective

Britishinformal if someone feels rough, they do not feel well

senile

adjective

someone who is senile is confused, forgets things, or behaves in a strange way, because they are old

shaky

adjective

feeling weak or unable to walk or move without shaking, for example because you are very ill

shivery

adjective

if you feel shivery, you are shivering, for example because you are cold or ill

shocked

adjective

feeling confused and slightly ill after a serious accident

sickened

adjective

shocked and feeling rather ill because of something unpleasant

sickly

adverb

in a way that shows you are physically or mentally ill

smitten

adjective

seriously affected by something such as an illness or emotion

stricken

adjective

affected by serious problems such as injury or illness

terminal

adjective

a terminal patient has a terminal illness

terrible

adjective

ill, unhappy, or feeling guilty

undernourished

adjective

someone who is undernourished is not healthy because they do not get enough food

under the weather

if a person is under the weather, they do not feel well

unhealthy

adjective

ill, or not physically fit

unhealthy

adjective

ill, or not physically fit

unsteady

adjective

too weak or ill to walk well

wobbly

adjective

feeling weak and having trouble standing or walking, especially because you are ill or tired

woozy

adjective

informal feeling slightly weak, confused, and not very steady

wretched

adjective

very unhappy, or ill

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