Killer vs Iller - What's the difference?

killer | iller |


As a noun killer

is an ink eradicator or killer can be a paid killer, a contract killer.

As an adjective iller is

(ill).

killer

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • That which kills.
  • There’s a killer on the loose.
    ''My cat is a habitual bird killer .
    Carbon monoxide is a silent killer .
  • (figuratively) That which causes stress or is extremely difficult, especially that which may cause failure at a task.
  • ''That test was a killer .
    The final hill in the race course was a killer .
  • (figuratively) Something that is so far ahead of its competition that it effectively kills off that competition.
  • Various means had were used to steer aircraft in the early years but ailerons were the killer .
  • (sports) A knockout form of darts or pool involving several players.
  • A diacritic mark used in Indic scripts to suppress an inherent vowel (e.g., the Hindi viram, the Bengali or Oriya hasanta) or render the entire syllable silent (e.g., the Burmese virama, the Khmer toandakhiat).
  • So, for example, an invisible ?thaq “killer ” (virama) (U+1039) is not inserted between initial and medial consonants. — http://mercury.soas.ac.uk/wadict/burmese/SOASMyanmar_keyboard_and_font_user_manual.pdf
    We have previously shown that there is no “virama” sign as a general “killer ” in Khmer script, unlike, for example, in Devanagari script. — http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n2458.pdf
    The virama U+1039 MYANMAR SIGN VIRAMA also participates in some common constructions where it appears as a visible sign, commonly termed killer . — http://www.myanmarnlp.net.mm/doc/20010714_implementation_draungmaw1.PPT
    In the course of its adaptation to non-Indo-Aryan languages, the Burmese script has acquired some features that distinguish it from other Indic scripts. The killer''', or virama, participates in some common constructions that would be clumsy to handle the way they would be in the other Indic scripts, so the control function of the virama is separated from the diacritic function of the '''killer'''. The virama, 0F4D is used to form conjunct consonants, while the '''killer''', 0F52, is a simple diacritic and has no effect on character shaping. The '''killer is also combined with the VOWEL SIGN O (0F4B) to form the low level tone vowel “o.” When used this way, this symbol is known as hyei hto, or “thrust forward.” — http://unicode.org/reports/tr1.html
    For example, although the ‘vowel killer ’ diacritic may be called a ‘pulli’ in Tamil, it is still referred to by the Unicode character names as a ‘virama’. — http://www.w3.org/2002/Talks/09-ri-indic/indic-paper.html
    Thai words that have been borrowed from Sanskrit, Pali and English usually try to retain as much of the original spelling as possible; as this will often produce pronunciations that are impossible or misleading, a ‘killer ’ symbol is placed above the redundant consonant to indicate that it may be ignored'' — ''Thai: An Essential Grammar By David Smyth
    Sometimes the ‘killer'''’ sign, called '''kaaran in Thai, cancels out not only the consonant above which it appears, but also the one immediately preceding it.'' — ''Thai: An Essential Grammar By David Smyth

    Synonyms

    * (that which kills) assassin, murderer; see also * (diacritic) virama, halant, vowel killer

    Derived terms

    * contract killer * ladykiller; lady-killer; lady killer * serial killer * thrill killer * vowel killer

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (slang) Excellent, very good.
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  • Causing death, destruction, or obliteration.
  • Derived terms

    * killer app * killer cancel

    See also

    * anusvara * candrabindu * sukun * visarga ----

    iller

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (ill)
  • Anagrams

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    ill

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • (label) Evil; wicked (of people).
  • * (Francis Atterbury) (1663-1732)
  • St. Paul chose to magnify his office when ill men conspired to lessen it.
  • (label) Morally reprehensible (of behaviour etc.); blameworthy.
  • * 1999 , (George RR Martin), A Clash of Kings , Bantam 2011, p. 2:
  • ‘Go bring her. It is ill to keep a lady waiting.’
  • Indicative of unkind or malevolent intentions; harsh, cruel.
  • Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
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  • Unwell in terms of health or physical condition; sick.
  • Having an urge to vomit.
  • (label) Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. [This sense sometimes declines in AAVE as ill', ''comparative'' '''iller''', ''superlative'' ' illest .]
  • * 1994 , Biggie Smalls, The What
  • Biggie Smalls is the illest / Your style is played out, like Arnold wonderin "Whatchu talkin bout, Willis?"
  • (label) Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be .
  • Usage notes

    * The comparative forms iller and illest are used in American English, but less than one fourth as frequently as the "more" and "most" forms.

    Synonyms

    * (suffering from a disease''): diseased, poorly (''UK ), sick, under the weather (informal), unwell * (having an urge to vomit ): disgusted, nauseated, nauseous, sick, sickened * (bad ): bad, mal- * (in hip-hop slang: sublime ): dope * See also

    Antonyms

    * (suffering from a disease ): fine, hale, healthy, in good health, well * (having an urge to vomit ): * (bad ): good * (in hip-hop slang: sublime ): wack

    Derived terms

    * be ill * fall ill * ill at ease * ill effects * illness * ill wind * lie ill in one's mouth * mentally ill * be taken ill

    References

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Not well; imperfectly, badly; hardly.
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  • In both groups, however, we find copious and intricate speciation so that, often, species limits are narrow and ill defined.
  • * 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 541:
  • His inflexibility and blindness ill become a leader, for a leader must temper justice with mercy.
  • * 2006 , Julia Borossa (translator), Monique Canto-Sperber (quoted author), in (quoting author), ''Dead End Feminism , Polity, ISBN 9780745633800, page 40:
  • Is it because this supposes an undifferentiated violence towards others and oneself that I could ill imagine in a woman?

    Synonyms

    * illy

    Antonyms

    * well

    Derived terms

    * bode ill * ill afford * ill-formed * ill-gotten * ill-thought-out

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (often pluralized) Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • That makes us rather bear those ills we have / Than fly to others that we know not of.
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized, like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all.}}
  • Harm or injury.
  • Evil; moral wrongfulness.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • Strong virtue, like strong nature, struggles still, / Exerts itself, and then throws off the ill .
  • A physical ailment; an illness.
  • Unfavorable remarks or opinions.
  • (US, slang) PCP, phencyclidine.
  • Derived terms

    * for good or ill

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989. * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.

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