ill fortune

  • 1 ill fortune — noun Bad luck • • • Main Entry: ↑ill …

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  • 2 ill fortune — index calamity, casualty, expense (sacrifice), loss, misfortune Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 ill — ill1 [il] adj. worse, worst [ME < ON illr (replacing OE yfel, evil, in many senses): prob. < Gmc * ilhila < IE base * elk , hungry, bad > OIr elc, bad] 1. characterized by, causing, or tending to cause harm or evil; specif., a)… …

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  • 4 fortune — noun 1 MONEY (C) a very large amount of money: He inherited his fortune from his father. | cost/spend/be worth a fortune: They must have spent a fortune on that house. | a small fortune (=a lot of money): She won a small fortune on the horses. |… …

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  • 5 ill — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (usu. predic.; often foll. by with) out of health; sick (is ill; was taken ill with pneumonia; mentally ill people). 2 (of health) unsound, disordered. 3 wretched, unfavourable (ill fortune; ill luck). 4 harmful (ill… …

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  • 6 ill-wind — Synonyms and related words: Jonah, bad fortune, bad influence, bad luck, black squall, blizzard, blow, curse, enchantment, equinoctial, evil dispensation, evil eye, evil fortune, evil genius, evil star, frowns of fortune, gale, half a gale, hard… …

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  • 7 fortune — for|tune W3S3 [ˈfo:tʃən US ˈfo:r ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money)¦ 2¦(chance)¦ 3¦(what happens to you)¦ 4 tell somebody s fortune ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : French; Origin: Latin fortuna] 1.) ¦(MONEY)¦ a ver …

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  • 8 fortune — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)tʃuːn[/t]] ♦♦♦ fortunes 1) N COUNT (emphasis) You can refer to a large sum of money as a fortune or a small fortune to emphasize how large it is. We had to eat out all the time. It ended up costing a fortune... He made a small fortune… …

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  • 9 ill — /il/, adj., worse, worst, n., adv. adj. 1. of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick: She felt ill, so her teacher sent her to the nurse. 2. objectionable; unsatisfactory; poor; faulty: ill manners. 3. hostile; unkindly: ill feeling. 4.… …

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  • 10 ill — [[t]ɪl[/t]] adj. worse, worst, n. adv. 1) pat of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick 2) objectionable; faulty: ill manners[/ex] 3) hostile; unkindly: ill feeling[/ex] 4) evil; wicked: of ill repute[/ex] 5) unfavorable; adverse: ill… …

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  • 11 ill-wisher — /ˈɪl wɪʃə/ (say il wishuh), /ɪl ˈwɪʃə/ (say il wishuh) noun someone who wishes ill fortune to another …

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  • 12 Fortune-telling — is the practice of predicting the future, usually of an individual, through mystical or supernatural means and often for commercial gain. It often conflates with the religious practice known as divination.European and Euro American fortune… …

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  • 13 Fortune — For tune (f[^o]r t[ u]n; 135), n. [F. fortune, L. fortuna; akin to fors, fortis, chance, prob. fr. ferre to bear, bring. See {Bear} to support, and cf. {Fortuitous}.] 1. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance; accident; …

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  • 14 Fortune book — Fortune For tune (f[^o]r t[ u]n; 135), n. [F. fortune, L. fortuna; akin to fors, fortis, chance, prob. fr. ferre to bear, bring. See {Bear} to support, and cf. {Fortuitous}.] 1. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance;… …

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  • 15 Fortune hunter — Fortune For tune (f[^o]r t[ u]n; 135), n. [F. fortune, L. fortuna; akin to fors, fortis, chance, prob. fr. ferre to bear, bring. See {Bear} to support, and cf. {Fortuitous}.] 1. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance;… …

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  • 16 Fortune teller — Fortune For tune (f[^o]r t[ u]n; 135), n. [F. fortune, L. fortuna; akin to fors, fortis, chance, prob. fr. ferre to bear, bring. See {Bear} to support, and cf. {Fortuitous}.] 1. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance;… …

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  • 17 Fortune telling — Fortune For tune (f[^o]r t[ u]n; 135), n. [F. fortune, L. fortuna; akin to fors, fortis, chance, prob. fr. ferre to bear, bring. See {Bear} to support, and cf. {Fortuitous}.] 1. The arrival of something in a sudden or unexpected manner; chance;… …

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  • 18 Fortune by Land and Sea — is a Jacobean era stage play, a romantic melodrama written by Thomas Heywood and William Rowley. [Herman Doh, ed., A Critical Edition of Frtune by Land and Sea , New York, Garland, 1980.] The play has attracted the attention of modern critics for …

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  • 19 ill-fated — adj. 1. marked by or promising bad fortune; unsuccessful; as, an ill fated business venture. Syn: ill omened, ill starred, unlucky. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 20 ill — [adj1] sick afflicted, ailing, a wreck*, below par*, bummed*, diseased, down, down with, feeling awful, feeling rotten, feeling terrible, got the bug*, indisposed, infirm, laid low*, off one’s feet*, on sick list*, out of sorts*, peaked, poorly,… …

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