Definition of unwell in English:



  • Ill.

    ‘he was admitted to hospital for tests after feeling unwell’
    • ‘If your pet is feeling unwell, they probably aren't up for their photo being taken.’
    • ‘She had been unwell in the early mornings for two days now, and she was worried.’
    • ‘Each claimed at the court martials at Tidworth he had stayed at home to deal with family problems and their respective mothers had been unwell.’
    • ‘King Henry would surely notice if I seemed unwell so I made an effort to calm myself.’
    • ‘I have been quite unwell this spring with a bad cold but I am in hopes I will got over it.’
    • ‘He looked very unwell indeed, much as if he were fighting off a fever or the flu.’
    • ‘I think there are a whole lot more good people in the world than there are people who are mentally unwell.’
    • ‘But on Saturday morning she had started whimpering after her morning sleep and was hot, unwell and somewhat limp.’
    • ‘The Ocean's 11 actor was staying at his parents' home in Denver, Colorado, when he started to feel unwell.’
    • ‘She did manage to get some work done the next day, though Molly thought she looked unwell.’
    • ‘Her twin has been unwell for quite a while now yet she does not seem to have a high temperature or a cold of any sort.’
    • ‘Although now back at home Milla said Otis is still unwell and reeling from the shock of being so poorly.’
    • ‘Then, at about 13,000 feet, Gillian began to feel unwell and was diagnosed by a doctor as having a chest infection.’
    • ‘The woman, who is believed to be elderly, was admitted to Macclesfield Hospital after she complained of feeling unwell.’
    • ‘I can do this for only so long before I have to examine the microlevel problem of being unwell.’
    • ‘By the time he reached Portbou he was unwell, indigent and running for his life.’
    • ‘It is understood that he first became unwell late last week.’
    • ‘They are the people who can soon tell if their child is off colour or unwell.’
    • ‘He was full of humor, as I say, even though I saw him last time and he was obviously very unwell.’
    • ‘She said her daughter had become unwell when they returned to their hotel room after a day by the swimming pool.’
    ill, sick, poorly, indisposed, ailing, not well, not very well, not oneself, not in good shape, in a bad way, out of sorts, not up to par, below par, under par, peaky, liverish, queasy, nauseous
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