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malady

illness; affliction; complaint: He had a chronic malady that sapped all of his energy.; any undesirable or disordered condition: a social malady
Not to be confused with:
melody – musical sounds; harmony; tune; song

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.
References in classic literature ?
The superstition that maladies can be cured by royal taction is dead, but like many a departed conviction it has left a monument of custom to keep its memory green.
Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine- not a disease of the lungs, liver, skin, heart, nerves, and so on mentioned in medical books, but a disease consisting of one of the innumerable combinations of the maladies of those organs.
- A VICTIM TO ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN FATAL MALADIES. - USEFUL PRESCRIPTIONS.
We sat there for half-an-hour, describing to each other our maladies. I explained to George and William Harris how I felt when I got up in the morning, and William Harris told us how he felt when he went to bed; and George stood on the hearth-rug, and gave us a clever and powerful piece of acting, illustrative of how he felt in the night.
The disease which had thus entombed the lady in the maturity of youth, had left, as usual in all maladies of a strictly cataleptical character, the mockery of a faint blush upon the bosom and the face, and that suspiciously lingering smile upon the lip which is so terrible in death.
It must be admitted that a permanent gibbet and a pillory, "a justice and a ladder," as they were called in that day, erected side by side in the centre of the pavement, contributed not a little to cause eyes to be turned away from that fatal place, where so many beings full of life and health have agonized; where, fifty years later, that fever of Saint Vallier was destined to have its birth, that terror of the scaffold, the most monstrous of all maladies because it comes not from God, but from man.
In fact, numerous observations made upon fevers, somnambulisms, and other human maladies, seem to prove that the moon does exercise some mysterious influence upon man."
Pour le combat contre les maladies de la mangue, une operatrice de la filiere a Ferkessedougou, Kone Fanta, conseille le traitement des manguiers en vue de l'eradication de cette maladie.
Les participants a la 69eme session du comite regional de l'OMS pour l'Afrique ont invite vendredi a Brazzaville, l'Organisation mondiale de la sante et les partenaires a accroitre leur appui technique aux Etats membres afin qu'ils integrent les maladies non transmissibles dans les plans nationaux de developpement.
L'asthme et la rhinite allergique representent 80% des maladies allergiques qui touchent, en Algerie, 25% de la population.
C'est le cas des patients diabetiques traites a l'insuline et qui ne sont pas equilibres, les malades souffrant d'hypertension arterielle, de maladies cardiaques, mais aussi les personnes souffrant de problemes d'insuffisance renale.
Sanofi Tunisie et l'Association Tunisienne des Maladies Lysosomales (ATML) annoncent leur engagement a soutenir la 12eme Journee internationale des maladies rares, le 28 fevrier 2019.