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malady

mal·a·dy

malady

 
pronunciation:
mae l di
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part of speech: noun
inflections: maladies
definition 1: an illness of the body or mind.
Alzheimer's disease is a terrible malady.A bit of a hypochondriac, he was sure he suffered from all kinds of maladies.
synonyms:
ailment, disease, illness, infirmity, sickness
similar words:
affliction, complaint, condition, disorder, indisposition, malaise
definition 2: a disorderly or adverse condition.
We must address the malady of violence in our schools.
synonyms:
derangement, disease, insanity, malaise, pestilence
similar words:
ailment, contagion, disorder, disruption, disturbance, infirmity, plague