Part of speech: verb
Definition: To cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress.
Example sentence: We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted.
Part of speech: adjective
Definition: Suffering from a disease.Having an urge to vomit.Bad, often connoting abuse or neglect.Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. [This sense sometimes declines in AAVE as ill, comparative iller, superlative illest.]Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be.
Part of speech: adverb
Definition: Badly; very incompletely. Often hyphenated to form an adjectival phrase.Scarcely.
Part of speech: noun
Definition: Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.Harm or injury.Evil; moral wrongfulness.A physical ailment; an illness.Unfavorable remarks or opinions.PCP.
Example sentence: We need commonsense measures, gun control measures, that save lives. I think that it is important that we keep the firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill and criminals and terrorists. And I also think, by strengthening our background check system and expanding mental health treatment, we can do that as well.