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ill·ness

 (ĭl′nĭs)
n.
1.
a. Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
b. A disease.
2. Obsolete
a. The quality of being disagreeable or unpleasant.
b. Evil; wickedness.

illness

(ˈɪlnɪs)
n
1. a disease or indisposition; sickness
2. a state of ill health
3. obsolete wickedness

ill•ness

(ˈɪl nɪs)

n.
1. unhealthy condition; poor health; indisposition; sickness.
2. Obs. wickedness.
[1490–1500]

illness

  • accession - Can be the "onset of illness or a powerful feeling."
  • allopathy, homeopathy - Allopathy is treatment to suppress the symptoms of illness using the principle of opposites, while homeopathy encourages, rather than suppresses, the body's reaction to an illness.
  • idiopathic disease - An illness of unknown cause.
  • languor - Any distressed condition, such as illness, sorrow, fatigue, etc.

illness

disease
1. 'illness'

If you have an illness, there is something wrong with your health. An illness can last for a long time or a short time, and its effects can be serious or not serious.

The doctor thought that Bae's illness was caused by stress.

You can use the adjectives long and short in front of illness, but not in front of disease.

He died last month after a long illness.
2. 'disease'

A disease is a particular kind of illness caused by bacteria or an infection. Diseases can often be passed from one person to another.

Glaucoma is an eye disease.
Children should be immunised against dangerous diseases.

Animals and plants can also have diseases, but not illnesses.

Scrapie is a disease that affects sheep.
The trees were killed by Dutch Elm disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.illness - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organismillness - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
condition - an illness, disease, or other medical problem; "a heart condition"; "a skin condition"
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
ague - a fit of shivering or shaking
amyloidosis - a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma
anuresis, anuria - inability to urinate
catastrophic illness - severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines
collapse, prostration - an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
bends, caisson disease, decompression sickness, gas embolism, aeroembolism, air embolism - pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
food poisoning, gastrointestinal disorder - illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
lead poisoning, plumbism, saturnism - toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
hypermotility - excessive movement; especially excessive motility of the gastrointestinal tract
indisposition - a slight illness
ozone sickness - illness that can occur to persons exposed to ozone in high-altitude aircraft; characterized by sleepiness and headache and chest pains and itchiness
toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy - an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
health, wellness - a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"

illness

noun sickness, ill health, malaise, attack, disease, complaint, infection, disorder, bug (informal), disability, ailment, affliction, poor health, malady, infirmity, indisposition, lurgy (informal) She returned to her family home to recover from an illness.

illness

noun
1. The condition of being sick:
2. A pathological condition of mind or body:
Translations
دَاءٌمَرَض، سُقْـم
nemoc
sygdom
malsano
sairaus
bolest
betegség
veikindi
病気
liga
sjukdomsykdom
boală
nemoc
bolezen
sjukdom
ความเจ็บป่วย
sự đau ốm

illness

[ˈɪlnɪs] Nenfermedad f, dolencia f (more frm)
illness prevented her goinguna enfermedad le impidió asistir
see also mental

illness

[ˈɪlnɪs] nmaladie f

illness

nKrankheit f

illness

[ˈɪlnɪs] nmalattia

ill

(il) comparative worse (wəːs) : superlative worst (wəːst) adjective
1. not in good health; not well. She was ill for a long time.
2. bad. ill health; These pills have no ill effects.
3. evil or unlucky. ill luck.
adverb
not easily. We could ill afford to lose that money.
noun
1. evil. I would never wish anyone ill.
2. trouble. all the ills of this world.
ill-
badly. ill-equipped; ill-used.
ˈillness noun
a state or occasion of being unwell. There is a lot of illness in the village just now; childhood illnesses.
ˌill-at-ˈease adjective
uncomfortable; embarrassed. She feels ill-at-ease at parties.
ˌill-ˈfated adjective
ending in, or bringing, disaster. an ill-fated expedition.
ˌill-ˈfeeling noun
(an) unkind feeling (towards another person). The two men parted without any ill-feeling(s).
ˌill-ˈmannered / ˌill-ˈbred adjective
having bad manners. He's an ill-mannered young man.
ˌill-ˈtempered / ˌill-ˈnatured adjective
having or showing bad temper. Don't be so ill-natured just because you're tired.
ˌill-ˈtreat verb
to treat badly or cruelly. She often ill-treated her children.
ˌill-ˈtreatment noun
ˌill-ˈuse (-ˈjuːz) verb
to ill-treat.
ˌill-ˈwill noun
unkind feeling. I bear you no ill-will.
be taken ill
to become ill. He was taken ill at the party and was rushed to hospital.
ill means unwell: He was very ill when he had pneumonia .
sick means vomiting or inclined to vomit: He was sick twice in the car ; I feel sick .

illness

دَاءٌ nemoc sygdom Krankheit αρρώστια enfermedad sairaus maladie bolest malattia 病気 ziekte sykdom choroba doença болезнь sjukdom ความเจ็บป่วย hastalık sự đau ốm 疾病

ill·ness

n. enfermedad, dolencia.

illness

n enfermedad f, mal m; mental — enfermedad mental; occupational — enfermedad profesional or ocupacional; present — enfermedad actual
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But it was not so much from ill-health as from pride--so Princess Shtcherbatskaya interpreted it--that Madame Stahl had not made the acquaintance of anyone among the Russians there.
In 1855, Brun-Rollet, a native of Savoy, appointed consul for Sardinia in Eastern Soudan, to take the place of Vaudey, who had just died, set out from Karthoum, and, under the name of Yacoub the merchant, trading in gums and ivory, got as far as Belenia, beyond the fourth degree, but had to return in ill-health to Karthoum, where he died in 1857.
Johnson's last years were rendered gloomy, partly by the loss of friends, partly by ill-health and a deepening of his lifelong tendency to morbid depression.
Ill-health and the wretched state of instruction at the university made his residence there, according to his own exaggerated account, largely unprofitable, but he remained for little more than a year; for, continuing the reading of theological works, in which he had become interested as a child, he was converted to Catholicism, and was hurried by his father to the care of a Protestant pastor in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Her father's ill-health was the same indefinite kind, and he sat in his chair as usual.
We had news of your father not long before his sad death, and he was certainly in ill-health.
It was a time of melancholy from ill-health, and of anxiety for the future in which I must make my own place in the world.
In short, I have recently been showing signs of ill-health.
Suddenly it occurred to him that Andrew Hale, who was a kind-hearted man, might be induced to reconsider his refusal and advance a small sum on the lumber if he were told that Zeena's ill-health made it necessary to hire a servant.
We will spare him the annoyance, because he is an agreeable and noble-hearted man; but we cannot save him from ill-health.
From about the time of her entering the family, Lady Bertram, in consequence of a little ill-health, and a great deal of indolence, gave up the house in town, which she had been used to occupy every spring, and remained wholly in the country, leaving Sir Thomas to attend his duty in Parliament, with whatever increase or diminution of comfort might arise from her absence.
Chief Constable John Burbeck confirmed Mr Furnace has been forced to leave because of ill-health.