noun (malad, ies)
- Any ailment or disease of the human body; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder.
Etymology: (term, maladie, lang=enm) < (term, maladie, , sickness, illness, disease, lang=fro) < (term, malade, lang=fro, , ill, sick) < (term, male habitus, lang=la, , ill-kept, not in good condition). See also (term, malice) and (term, habit).
- The maladies of the body may prove medicines to the mind. Buckminster.
- A moral or mental defect or disorder.
- Love's a malady without a cure. Dryden.
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