Complete Definition of "malady"

English

Etymology
ME. term|maladie|langenm < OF. term|maladie||sickness, illness, disease|langfro < term|malade|langfro||ill, sick < L. term|male habitus|langla||ill-kept, not in good condition. See also term|malice and term|habit.

Pronunciation
enPR|mÄl'É-dÄ, IPA|/ËmælËÉ.di/
audio|en-us-malady.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun|malad|ies

  1. Any ailment or disease of the human body; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder.

#* The maladies of the body may prove medicines to the mind. Buckminster.

  1. A moral or mental defect or disorder.

#* Love's a malady without a cure. Dryden.

Synonyms
ailment
disease
disorder
distemper
illness
sickness

References
R:1913
R:Online Etymology Dictionary

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