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mal·a·dy

 (măl′ə-dē)
n. pl. mal·a·dies
1. A disease, disorder, or ailment.
2. An unwholesome condition: the malady of discontent.

[Middle English maladie, from Old French, from malade, sick, from Latin male habitus, in poor condition : male, badly; see mel-3 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + habitus, past participle of habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

malady

(ˈmælədɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. (Pathology) any disease or illness
2. any unhealthy, morbid, or desperate condition: a malady of the spirit.
[C13: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin male habitus (unattested) in poor condition, from Latin male badly + habitus, from habēre to have]

mal•a•dy

(ˈmæl ə di)

n., pl. -dies.
1. a disorder or disease of the body.
2. any unhealthy condition or disorder.
[1200–50; < Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malady - any unwholesome or desperate condition; "what maladies afflict our nation?"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organismmalady - 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)

malady

noun disease, complaint, illness, disorder, sickness, ailment, affliction, infirmity, ill, indisposition, lurgy (informal) He was stricken at twenty-one with a crippling malady.

malady

noun
1. A pathological condition of mind or body:
2. A minor illness, especially one of a temporary nature:
Translations
nemoc
sygdom
sjúkdómur, veikindi
ļaunumsligaslimība
neduhnemoc

malady

[ˈmælədɪ] Nmal m, enfermedad f

malady

nLeiden nt, → Krankheit f; social maladygesellschaftliches Übel

malady

[ˈmælədɪ] n (old) → male m, malattia

malady

(ˈmӕlədi) plural ˈmaladies noun
an illness or disease. He is suffering from some strange malady.

mal·a·dy

n. enfermedad, trastorno, desorden.
References in classic literature ?
She moved with difficulty-- I think she was lame--I seem to remember some story about a malady of the spine.
I would e'en take it for sublime, did I not know that the colic is a noisy malady.
Poor Marianne, languid and low from the nature of her malady, and feeling herself universally ill, could no longer hope that tomorrow would find her recovered; and the idea of what tomorrow would have produced, but for this unlucky illness, made every ailment severe; for on that day they were to have begun their journey home; and, attended the whole way by a servant of Mrs.
Many, already smitten, went home only to die: some died at the school, and were buried quietly and quickly, the nature of the malady forbidding delay.
When Kenneth warned him that his medicines were useless at that stage of the malady, and he needn't put him to further expense by attending her, he retorted,
In these days of insidious nervous exhaustion and subtly-spreading nervous malady, is it not possible that the same rule may apply, less rarely than we are willing to admit, to the bodily gifts as well?
Otherwise, the place will be quickly forgotten, it will never be found when I am dead of the same malady, I shall be laid under some other heap of poor grass.
Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms.
The malady will wear out by and by, the doctors say, but in the meantime she has to lie down for a twelvemonth.
Whether or not the malady would spread till it reached the heart is the secret of some future chapter.
The mere cadence of the sentences, the subtle monotony of their music, so full as it was of complex refrains and movements elaborately repeated, produced in the mind of the lad, as he passed from chapter to chapter, a form of reverie, a malady of dreaming, that made him unconscious of the falling day and creeping shadows.
You are right," returned the Sultan, "and you will give me fresh life if you can by your prayers deliver my daughter from the strange malady that has taken possession of her.