Definition of ail:
- Indisposition or morbid affection.
- To affect with pain or uneasiness, either physical or mental; to trouble; to be the matter with; - used to express some uneasiness or affection, whose cause is unknown; as, what ails the man? I know not what ails him.
- To be affected with pain or uneasiness of any sort; to be ill or indisposed or in trouble.
disturb, trouble oneself, trouble, afflict, distress, distract, disoblige, perturb, pain, anguish, concern, incommode, put out, hurt, cark, unhinge, disorder, garlic, inconvenience oneself, disquiet, inconvenience, worry, discommode, bother, upset.
- "Not Pretty, But Precious", John Hay, et al..
- "Samantha at the World's Fair", Marietta Holley.
He had pointed out the peril that might arise to us ail if you had fallen into the hands of the butchers, but at the time we could not dwell on that, though there were doubtless grounds for his fears."- "At Agincourt", G. A. Henty.