Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
ILL-, adv., adj. In combs.:
I. adv. 1. With difficulty, as Ill-Bearin.
2. Badly, perversely, in a wrong way: gen. with ppl.adj., e.g. Ill-cleckit, Ill-come, Ill-contrived, Ill-deedy, Ill-designed, Ill-faured, Ill-gatit, Ill-gien, Ill-named; with verbs or to form verb combs., in contrast to Eng. where adv. and v. are gen. treated as separate words (exc. ill-treat, ill-use), e.g. Ill-gab, Ill-set, Ill-tongue, Ill-will, Ill-wind.
II. adj. Where the second element is a n., and the hyphen strictly unnecessary, used in special combs., as Ill-bind, Ill-brew, Ill-chat, Ill-ee, Ill-gab, Ill-gate, Ill-name, Ill-set, Ill-sonce, etc. For combs. not dealt with below, see sep. arts. under the second element.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Ill- adv., adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 Aug 2020 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/ill_adv_adj>
Try an Advanced Search