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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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When a boy, it had been hers to teach him his catechism, mend his clothes, comb his hair, and bring him up generally in the way he should go; and her heart having a warm side to it, Augustine had, as he usually did with most people, monopolized a large share of it for himself, and therefore it was that he succeeded very easily in persuading her that the "path of duty" lay in the direction of New Orleans, and that she must go with him to take care of Eva, and keep everything from going to wreck and ruin during the frequent illnesses of his wife.
She recalled her past kindness the kindness, the affection of sixteen years how she had taught and how she had played with her from five years old how she had devoted all her powers to attach and amuse her in health and how nursed her through the various illnesses of childhood.
Dean, following that dismal period were the happiest of my life: my greatest troubles in their passage rose from our little lady's trifling illnesses, which she had to experience in common with all children, rich and poor.
and then entered on a fearful catalogue of all the illnesses I had been guilty of, and all the acts of sleeplessness I had committed, and all the high places I had tumbled from, and all the low places I had tumbled into, and all the injuries I had done myself, and all the times she had wished me in my grave, and I had contumaciously refused to go there.
And you may judge what it is at church, Master Marner, with the bassoon and the voices, as you can't help thinking you've got to a better place a'ready--for I wouldn't speak ill o' this world, seeing as Them put us in it as knows best--but what wi' the drink, and the quarrelling, and the bad illnesses, and the hard dying, as I've seen times and times, one's thankful to hear of a better.
The women, indeed, usually entered the church at once, and the farmers' wives talked in an undertone to each other, over the tall pews, about their illnesses and the total failure of doctor's stuff, recommending dandelion- tea, and other home-made specifics, as far preferable--about the servants, and their growing exorbitance as to wages, whereas the quality of their services declined from year to year, and there was no girl nowadays to be trusted any further than you could see her--about the bad price Mr.
These illnesses came as regularly as the backend of the year, but were less regular in going, and through them all, by night and by day, I see my sister moving so unwearyingly, so lovingly, though with failing strength, that I bow my head in reverence for her.
He had, as he informed me proudly, managed to nurse Kurtz through two illnesses (he alluded to it as you would to some risky feat), but as a rule Kurtz wandered alone, far in the depths of the forest.
But nobody else should meddle with anything of the kind; and although the rulers have this privilege, for a private man to lie to them in return is to be deemed a more heinous fault than for the patient or the pupil of a gymnasium not to speak the truth about his own bodily illnesses to the physician or to the trainer, or for a sailor not to tell the captain what is happening about the ship and the rest of the crew, and how things are going with himself or his fellow sailors.
he had moaned, and her faint voice had answered: "I didn't want to, Henry--I might have been wrong--and every one hates illnesses.
She mentioned them, not only remembering the names, but the years, months, characters, illnesses of all the children, and Dolly could not but appreciate that.
I HAVE heerd say, mim, that the illnesses of some ladies was all pretensions, and that they could faint away, stone dead, whenever they had the inclinations so to do.