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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being in bad condition, or having bad qualities; disordered or disorderly. In geometry, a triangle which has very unequal angles is said to be ill-conditioned.


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  • Craig, the necessity for so many significant digits in some case more than are supported by double precision format seems to me an indication that the problem as posed was ill-conditioned.

    A Puzzler, where did Loehle go too far?

  • A. A. Pope, of Boston, to arouse the people to an understanding of the burden which their ill-conditioned highways impose upon them.

    The King's Best Highway

  • 'And a very ill-conditioned brute towards any other rider.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • Yet the boy had nothing sickly or ill-conditioned in his look, but was, on the contrary, a fair and handsome child, with a smiling face, and mild, yet cheerful eye.

    The Monastery

  • I for a long time, but at last I awoke from my heedlessness and, returning to my senses, I found my wealth had become unwealth and my condition ill-conditioned and all I once hent had left my hand.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • If the owner of the stuff were of the kindly he would say, “Allah will compensate me;” and if he were of the ill-conditioned, he would haunt him with exposure and insult, but would get nothing of him, though he complained of him to the judge.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When the old merchant heard this ill flouting from the damsel, he was wroth with wrath exceeding beyond which was no proceeding and said to the broker, “O most ill-omened of brokers, thou hast not brought into the market this ill-conditioned wench but to gibe me and make mock of me before the merchants.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It is certainly not John the Baptist, nor John the Evangelist, nor James the Greater, nor James the Less; he must inevitably be some witling of a Hun, to write such abominable impertinence, or some ill-conditioned, malicious

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Add to these, the dissolute, the drunken, the most idle, profligate, and abandoned of both sexes — some moody ill-conditioned minds, drawn thither by a fearful interest — and some impelled by curiosity; of whom the greater part are of an age and temperament rendering the gratification of that curiosity highly dangerous to themselves and to society — and the great elements of the concourse are stated.

    Miscellaneous Papers

  • His letters were childishly ill-conditioned and unreasonable; but, believing him to be in extreme indigence, I felt too sorry for him even to argue the point.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions


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