Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Ill-boding adjective Boding evil; inauspicious; ill-omened. " Ill-boding stars." Shak.
Ill-bred adjective Badly educated or brought up; impolite; incivil; rude. See Note under Ill , adverb
Ill-favored adjective Wanting beauty or attractiveness; deformed; ugly; ill-looking.
Ill-favored and lean-fleshed. Gen. xli. 3.
-- Ill`- fa"vored*ness
Ill-judged adjective Not well judged; unwise.
Ill-lived adjective Leading a wicked life. [ Obsolete]
Ill-looking adjective Having a bad look; threatening; ugly. See Note under Ill , adverb
[ Latin illatio
, from illatus
, used as past participle of inferre
to carry or bring in, but from a different root: confer French illation
. See 1st In-
, and Tolerate
, and confer Infer
.] The act or process of inferring from premises or reasons; perception of the connection between ideas; that which is inferred; inference; deduction; conclusion.
Fraudulent deductions or inconsequent illations from a false conception of things. Sir T. Browne.
Illative adjective [ Latin illativus : confer French illatif .] Relating to, dependent on, or denoting, illation; inferential; conclusive; as, an illative consequence or proposition; an illative word, as then , therefore , etc. Illative conversion (Logic) , a converse or reverse statement of a proposition which in that form must be true because the original proposition is true. -- Illative sense (Metaph.) , the faculty of the mind by which it apprehends the conditions and determines upon the correctness of inferences.
Illative noun An illative particle, as for , because .
Illatively adverb By inference; as an illative; in an illative manner.
[ Latin illaudabilis
. See In-
not, and Laudable
.] Not laudable; not praise-worthy; worthy of censure or disapprobation. Milton.
[ Obsolete] Broome.
[ See Illecebrous
[ R.] T. Brown.
Illecebrous adjective [ Latin illecebrosus , from illecebra allurement, from illicere to allure.] Alluring; attractive; enticing. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Elyot.
Illegal adjective [ Prefix il- not + legal : confer French illégal .] Not according to, or authorized by, law; specif., contrary to, or in violation of, human law; unlawful; illicit; hence, immoral; as, an illegal act; illegal trade; illegal love. Bp. Burnet.
; plural Illegalities
. [ Confer French illégalité
.] The quality or condition of being illegal; unlawfulness; as, the illegality of trespass or of false imprisonment; also, an illegal act.
Illegalize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Illegalized
; present participle & verbal noun Illegalizing
.] To make or declare illegal or unlawful.
Illegally adverb In a illegal manner; unlawfully.
Illegalness noun Illegality, unlawfulness.
Illegibility noun The state or quality of being illegible.
Illegible adjective Incapable of being read; not legible; as, illegible handwriting; an illegible inscription. -- Il*leg"i*ble*ness , noun -- Il*leg"i*bly , adverb
Illegitimacy noun The state of being illegitimate. Blackstone.
Illegitimate adjective Illegitimate fertilization , or Illegitimate union (Botany) , the fertilization of pistils by stamens not of their own length, in heterogonously dimorphic and trimorphic flowers. Darwin.
1. Not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper. 2. Unlawfully begotten; born out of wedlock; bastard; as, an illegitimate child. 3. Not legitimately deduced or inferred; illogical; as, an illegitimate inference. 4. Not authorized by good usage; not genuine; spurious; as, an illegitimate word.
Illegitimate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Illegitimated
; present participle & verbal noun Illegitimating
.] To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize.
The marriage should only be dissolved for the future, without illegitimating the issue. Bp. Burnet.
Illegitimately adverb In a illegitimate manner; unlawfully.
Illegitimation noun 1. The act of illegitimating; bastardizing. 2. The state of being illegitimate; illegitimacy.
Gardiner had performed his promise to the queen of getting her illegitimation taken off. Bp. Burnet.
Illegitimatize transitive verb To render illegitimate; to bastardize.
Illesive adjective [ Prefix il- not + Latin laedere , laesum , to injure.] Not injurious; harmless. [ R.]
Illeviable adjective Not leviable; incapable of being imposed, or collected. [ R.] Sir M. Hale.
Illiberal adjective [ Latin illiberalis ; prefix il- not + liberalis liberal: confer French illibéral .]
1. Not liberal; not free or generous; close; niggardly; mean; sordid. "A thrifty and illiberal hand." Mason. 2. Indicating a lack of breeding, culture, and the like; ignoble; rude; narrow-minded; disingenuous. 3. Not well authorized or elegant; as, illiberal words in Latin. [ R.] Chesterfield.
Illiberalism noun Illiberality. [ R.]
Illiberality noun [ Latin illiberalitas : confer French illibéralité .] The state or quality of being illiberal; narrowness of mind; meanness; niggardliness. Bacon.
Illiberalize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Illiberalized
; present participle & verbal noun Illiberalizing
.] To make illiberal.
Illiberally adverb In a illiberal manner, ungenerously; uncharitably; parsimoniously.
Illiberalness noun The state of being illiberal; illiberality.
[ Latin illicitus
; prefix il-
not + licitus
, past participle of licere
to be allowed or permitted: confer French illicite
. See In-
not, and License
.] Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as, illicit trade; illicit intercourse; illicit pleasure.
One illicit . . . transaction always leads to another. Burke.
Illicitous adjective Illicit. [ R.] Cotgrave.
Illicium noun [ So called, in allusion to its aroma, from Latin illicium an allurement.] (Botany) A genus of Asiatic and American magnoliaceous trees, having star-shaped fruit; star anise. The fruit of Illicium anisatum is used as a spice in India, and its oil is largely used in Europe for flavoring cordials, being almost identical with true oil of anise.
Illighten transitive verb To enlighten. [ Obsolete]
[ Prefix il-
not + limitable
: confer French illimitable
.] Incapable of being limited or bounded; immeasurable; limitless; boundless; as, illimitable space.
The wild, the irregular, the illimitable , and the luxuriant, have their appropriate force of beauty. De Quincey. Syn.
-- Boundless; limitless; unlimited; unbounded; immeasurable; infinite; immense; vast. -- Il*lim"it*a*ble*ness
Illimitation noun [ Prefix il- not + limitation : confer French illimitation .] State of being illimitable; want of, or freedom from, limitation. Bp. Hall.
Illimited adjective Not limited; interminable. Bp. Hall.
The absoluteness and illimitedness of his commission was generally much spoken of. Clarendon.
[ Latin illinire
, to besmear; prefix il-
in, on + linire
, to smear.] 1. A smearing or rubbing in or on; also, that which is smeared or rubbed on, as ointment or liniment. 2. A thin crust of some extraneous substance formed on minerals.
A thin crust or illinition of black manganese. Kirwan.
Illinois noun sing. & plural (Ethnol.) A tribe of North American Indians, which formerly occupied the region between the Wabash and Mississippi rivers.
Illiquation noun [ Prefix il- in + Latin liquare to melt.] The melting or dissolving of one thing into another.
Illish adjective Somewhat ill. [ Obsolete] Howell.
Illision noun [ Latin illisio , from illidere , illisum , to strike against; prefix il- in + laedere to strike.] The act of dashing or striking against. Sir T. Browne.
; plural Illiteracies
. [ From Illiterate
.] 1. The state of being illiterate, or uneducated; want of learning, or knowledge; ignorance; specifically, inability to read and write; as, the illiteracy shown by the last census. 2. An instance of ignorance; a literary blunder.
The many blunders and illiteracies of the first publishers of his [ Shakespeare's] works. Pope.
Illiteral adjective Not literal. [ R.] B. Dawson.
[ Latin illiteratus
: prefix il-
not + literatus
learned. See In-
not, and Literal
.] Ignorant of letters or books; unlettered; uninstructed; uneducated; as, an illiterate man, or people. Syn.
-- Ignorant; untaught; unlearned; unlettered; unscholary. See Ignorant
. -- Il*lit"er*ate*ly
Illiterature noun Want of learning; illiteracy. [ R.] Ayliffe. Southey.