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ail

 (āl)
v. ailed, ail·ing, ails
v.intr.
To feel ill or have pain: has been ailing for weeks.
v.tr.
To cause physical or mental pain or uneasiness to; trouble. See Synonyms at trouble.

[Middle English eilen, from Old English eglian, from egle, troublesome.]
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ailing

(ˈeɪlɪŋ)
adj
unwell or unsuccessful
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ailing - somewhat ill or prone to illnessailing - somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
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ailing

adjective
1. weak, failing, poor, flawed, unstable, feeble, unsatisfactory, deficient, unsound A rise in overseas sales is good news for the ailing economy.
2. ill, suffering, poorly, diseased, sick, weak, crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), feeble, invalid, debilitated, sickly, unwell, infirm, off colour, under the weather (informal), indisposed She stopped working to care for her ailing mother.
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ailing

adjective
Affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems:
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Translations

ailing

[ˈeɪlɪŋ] ADJ [person] → enfermo, achacoso; [industry, economy] → debilitado
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ailing

[ˈeɪlɪŋ] adj
[organization, economy] → malade
(old-fashioned) (= ill) [person] → souffrant(e)
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ailing

adj (lit)kränklich, kränkelnd; (fig) industry, economy etckrankend, krank
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ailing

[ˈeɪlɪŋ] adjinfermo/a, sofferente; (fig, economy, industry) → in difficoltà
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ailing

a. achacoso-a, enfermizo-a.
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References in classic literature ?
Thedora also is unwell; both of us are ailing. Do not forget me.
When something fresh in this line came out she was in a fever, right away, to try it; not on herself, for she was never ailing, but on anybody else that came handy.
He was still ailing, it was said, and the Squire nursed him like the proverbial woman.
Earnshaw did not understand jokes from his children: he had always been strict and grave with them; and Catherine, on her part, had no idea why her father should be crosser and less patient in his ailing condition than he was in his prime.
very sorry the prince is still ailing," and after a few more commonplace remarks he rose.
Her favorite dog had been ailing for some time past, and no report of him had reached her that morning.
Thus 'the most pious Edward" of England used to lay his royal hand upon the ailing subjects and make them whole --
The father reportedly strangled his ailing three-year-old daughter, then dumped her in an abandoned well.
Detained Senator Leila de Lima left the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City early Thursday morning after a court allowed her to visit her ailing mother in Iriga City.
One hundred freedom fighters will be given free medical treatment in Indian Armed Forces hospitals this year as part of Indian government's plan to provide free treatment to ailing freedom fighters (FFs) every year, reports BSS.
A man namely Muhammad Usman Lakher, resident of Khairpur Nathan Shah staged a protest demonstration for the medical treatment of his ailing grandson on Friday.
LAHORE -- The wife of famous intellectual, dramatist and actor Dr Anwar Sajjad and a mother of a seven-month-old ailing child called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office here on Wednesday.