Definition of Ill turn

1. Noun. An act intended to help that turns out badly. "He did them a disservice"

Exact synonyms: Disservice, Ill Service
Generic synonyms: Injury
Antonyms: Service

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill Turn

ill at ease(p)
ill behaved
ill fame
ill health
ill humor
ill humors
ill humour
ill luck
ill manners
ill nature
ill repute
ill service
ill stound
ill temper
ill timed(p)
ill turn (current term)
ill will
ill willed
ill wills

Literary usage of Ill turn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diary of Thomas Robbins, D. D., 1796-1854 by Thomas Robbins (1887)
"evening had a very ill turn in consequence of taking too much antimony. Sickness and vomiting. I hope it will prove salutary.1 FEBRUARY. 1. ..."

2. The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies (1859)
"May 1 never do an ill turn, when I was called out of the room, ... Is not she a neat wench, Master Hawthorn 1 May I never do an ill turn but she is— But you ..."

3. The Modern British Drama: In Five Volumes by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1811)
"May I never do ao ill turn, master Hawthorn, if it is not one of the oddest adventures ... May I never do an ill turn, when I was called out of the room, ..."

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