Difference between Ailing and Ill

What is the difference between Ailing and Ill?

Ailing as a noun is an ailment. while Ill as a noun is trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: An ailment.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: Present participle of to ail.


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: Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.

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

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