ailment


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ail·ment

 (āl′mənt)
n.
A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.

ailment

(ˈeɪlmənt)
n
a slight but often persistent illness

ail•ment

(ˈeɪl mənt)

n.
a physical disorder or illness, esp. of a minor or chronic nature.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ailment - an often persistent bodily disorder or diseaseailment - an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
pip - a minor nonspecific ailment
kinetosis, motion sickness - the state of being dizzy or nauseated because of the motions that occur while traveling in or on a moving vehicle

ailment

noun illness, disease, complaint, disorder, sickness, affliction, malady, infirmity, lurgy (informal) The pharmacist can assist you with the treatment of common ailments.

ailment

noun
1. A pathological condition of mind or body:
2. A minor illness, especially one of a temporary nature:
Translations
تَوَعُّك الصِّحَه، مَرَض خَفِيف
lehká nemoc
lidelseplage
lasleiki
ľahšia choroba

ailment

[ˈeɪlmənt] Nenfermedad f, achaque m

ailment

[ˈeɪlmənt] naffection f

ailment

nGebrechen nt, → Leiden nt; minor ailmentsleichte Beschwerden pl; inflation, a national ailmentdie Inflation, eine nationale Krankheit; all his little ailmentsall seine Wehwehchen

ailment

[ˈeɪlmənt] nmalanno

ail

(eil) verb
1. to be ill. The old lady has been ailing for some time.
2. to trouble. What ails you?
ˈailment noun
an illness, usually not serious or dangerous. Children often have minor ailments.

ailment

n. dolencia, achaque, indisposición.

ailment

n enfermedad f, achaque m, mal m, molestia, padecimiento
References in classic literature ?
A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
If you encourage servants in giving way to every little disagreeable feeling, and complaining of every little ailment, you'll have your hands full.
Some of these baths are good for one ailment, some for another; and again, peculiar ailments are conquered by combining the individual virtues of several different baths.
But he talked of flannel waistcoats," said Marianne; "and with me a flannel waistcoat is invariably connected with aches, cramps, rheumatisms, and every species of ailment that can afflict the old and the feeble.
I felt physically weak and broken down: but my worse ailment was an unutterable wretchedness of mind: a wretchedness which kept drawing from me silent tears; no sooner had I wiped one salt drop from my cheek than another followed.
It is true," said the good old man, "and indeed, sir, as far as the charge of sorcery goes I was not guilty; as to that of being a pimp I cannot deny it; but I never thought I was doing any harm by it, for my only object was that all the world should enjoy itself and live in peace and quiet, without quarrels or troubles; but my good intentions were unavailing to save me from going where I never expect to come back from, with this weight of years upon me and a urinary ailment that never gives me a moment's ease;" and again he fell to weeping as before, and such compassion did Sancho feel for him that he took out a real of four from his bosom and gave it to him in alms.
The lady's husband silently digested his dinner; content, apparently, with the Countess' rather vague explanation, sent through the maid, putting forward some feminine ailment as her excuse.
Besides, the physician might declare the ailment feigned; and Milady, after having lost the first trick, was not willing to lose the second.
I remember going to the British Museum one day to read up the treatment for some slight ailment of which I had a touch - hay fever, I fancy it was.
From those visits to unsanitary Houndsley streets in search of Diamond, he had brought back not only a bad bargain in horse-flesh, but the further misfortune of some ailment which for a day or two had deemed mere depression and headache, but which got so much worse when he returned from his visit to Stone Court that, going into the dining-room, he threw himself on the sofa, and in answer to his mother's anxious question, said, "I feel very ill: I think you must send for Wrench.
The professor's ofttimes strange expression was attributed to an evil eye, and every ailment suffered by any member of the crew was blamed upon their employer's Satanic influence.
You cannot mention any ailment but she says, shaking her head, `Ah, I know too well what that is' -- and then you get all the details.