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Meaning of ILI


What Does ILI Mean?

ILI means "I Love It" or "I'm Laughing Internally".

The abbreviation ILI is typically used with the meaning "I Love It" as an emphatic reaction to a pleasing or amusing statement. In this context, ILI is often used as an ironic response to news of another person's bad luck or misfortune.

When used with the meaning "I'm Laughing Internally", ILI is typically used sarcastically. In this context ILI is often used as response to a bad joke. It can also serve as an alternative to LOL (Laughing Out Loud), which is now considered a boring cliché.
Summary of Key Points

First Definition for ILI

ILI means "I Love It". This is the most common definition for ILI on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about ILI:

ILI
Definition:I Love It
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for ILI

ILI also means "I'm Laughing Internally":

ILI
Definition:I'm Laughing Internally
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for ILI
When I write ILI, I mean this:

meaning of ILI
ILI is often a celebration of someone else's misfortune.
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Examples of ILI in Sentences

Here are examples of ILI being used in conversations:
  • Lynne: Did you hear that Caz fell over during her catwalk show?
  • Liz: ILI! It couldn't have happened to a nicer person.
  • (Here, ILI is being used with the meaning "I Love It" as an emphatic reaction to pleasing news.)
  • Boss: Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
  • Technician: Very good. ILI.
  • (Here, ILI is being used with the meaning "I´m Laughing Internally" as a sarcastic reaction to a joke.)

An Academic Look at ILI

Whether used with the meaning "I Love It" or "I'm Laughing Internally", the abbreviation ILI is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eye Ell Eye"). Therefore, it is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

ILI is typically used as a declarative sentence. In other words, it is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "I Love It" or "I'm Laughing Internally" instead of using ILI.

A Text with ILI

Using ILI on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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