Difference between Afflicted and Ill

What is the difference between Afflicted and Ill?

Afflicted as a verb is to cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress. while Ill as a verb is badly; very incompletely. often hyphenated to form an adjectival phrase.


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.

We hope you now know whether to use Afflicted or Ill in your sentence.

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