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illness; affliction; complaint: He had a chronic malady that sapped all of his energy.; any undesirable or disordered condition: a social malady
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||malady - any unwholesome or desperate condition; "what maladies afflict our nation?"|
|2.||malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism|
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noun disease, complaint, illness, disorder, sickness, ailment, affliction, infirmity, ill, indisposition, lurgy (informal) He was stricken at twenty-one with a crippling malady.
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1. A pathological condition of mind or body:
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malady(ˈmӕlədi) – plural ˈmaladies – noun
an illness or disease. He is suffering from some strange malady. siekte مَرَض болест doença nemoc die Krankheit sygdom ασθένειαenfermedad haigus بیماری sairaus maladieמחלה रोग bolest betegség penyakit sjúkdómur, veikindi malattia 病気 질병 negalavimas, liga slimība; liga; ļaunums penyakit ziektesykdom, syndrom przypadłość, dolegliwość ناروغى doença maladie, boală болезнь nemoc; neduh bolezen bolest sjukdom โรค hastalık 疾病 хвороба; недуга روگ، مرض chứng bệnh 疾病
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n. enfermedad, trastorno, desorden.
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