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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality;
[syn: notoriety, ill fame]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ill \Ill\ ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable. [1913 Webster] Neither is it ill air only that maketh an ill seat, but ill ways, ill markets, and ill neighbors. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] There 's some ill planet reigns. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper. [1913 Webster] Of his own body he was ill, and gave The clergy ill example. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever. [1913 Webster] I am in health, I breathe, and see thee ill. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant. [1913 Webster] That 's an ill phrase. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Ill at ease, uneasy; uncomfortable; anxious. "I am very ill at ease." --Shak. Ill blood, enmity; resentment; bad blood. Ill breeding, lack of good breeding; rudeness. Ill fame, ill or bad repute; as, a house of ill fame, a house where lewd persons meet for illicit intercourse. Ill humor, a disagreeable mood; bad temper. Ill nature, bad disposition or temperament; sullenness; esp., a disposition to cause unhappiness to others. Ill temper, anger; moroseness; crossness. Ill turn. (a) An unkind act. (b) A slight attack of illness. [Colloq. U.S.] -- Ill will, unkindness; enmity; malevolence. Syn: Bad; evil; wrong; wicked; sick; unwell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ill fame n 1: the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality [syn: notoriety, ill fame]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ILL FAME. This is a technical expression, that which means not only bad character as generally understood, but every person, whatever may be his conduct and character in life, who visits bawdy houses, gaming houses, and other places which are of ill fame, is a person of ill fame. 1 Rogers' Recorder, 67; Ayl. Par. 276; 2 Hill, 558; 17 Pick. 80; 1 Hagg. Eccl. R. 720; 2 Hagg. Cons. R. 24; 1 Hagg. Cons. R. 302, 303; 1 Hagg. Eccl. R. 767; 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 44.