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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- in Indo-European roots + habitus, past participle of habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in 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.
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Sometimes, indeed, I felt a wish for happiness and thought with melancholy delight of my beloved cousin or longed, with a devouring maladie du pays, to see once more the blue lake and rapid Rhone, that had been so dear to me in early childhood; but my general state of feeling was a torpor in which a prison was as welcome a residence as the divinest scene in nature; and these fits were seldom interrupted but by paroxysms of anguish and despair.
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The Civil Court of Saint-Nazaire announced today that it had rejected a claim by the Caisse Primaire d' Assurance Maladie (CPAM) of Saint-Nazaire seeking to recover health care costs for the treatment of smoking-related diseases from certain affiliates of Philip Morris International and other tobacco companies.
Dans le cadre du suivi sanitaire de la maladie de la fievre aphteuse au niveau national, l'Office National de Securite Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires (ONSSA) informe l'opinion publique que quatre nouveaux foyers ont ete enregistres dans les provinces de Sidi Bennour, Settat et El Jadida.
Maladie peu connue du grand public, le psoriasis est une dermatose.