malady

  • 1 malady — mal a*dy (m[a^]l [.a]*d[y^]), n.; pl. {Maladies} (m[a^]l [.a]*d[i^]z). [F. maladie, fr. malade ill, sick, OF. also, malabde, fr. L. male habitus, i. e., ill kept, not in good condition. See {Malice}, and {Habit}.] 1. Any disease of the human… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 malady — index disability (physical inability), disease, disorder (abnormal condition), pain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 malady — late 13c., from O.Fr. maladie sickness, illness, disease (13c.), from malade ill (12c.), from L. male habitus doing poorly, feeling sick, lit. ill conditioned, from male badly (see MAL (Cf. mal )) + habitus, pp. of habere have, hold (see …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 malady — ailment, disorder, condition, affection, *disease, complaint, distemper, syndrome …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 malady — [n] disease ache, affection, affliction, ailment, attack, blight, bug*, cancer, complaint, condition, contagion, debility, disability, disorder, distemper, epidemic, fever, flu, ill health, illness, infection, infirmity, inflammation, plague,… …

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  • 6 malady — ► NOUN (pl. maladies) ▪ a disease or ailment. ORIGIN from Old French malade ill …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 malady — [mal′ə dē] n. pl. maladies [ME maladie < OFr < malade, sick < VL male habitus, badly kept, out of condition: see MAL & HABIT] a disease; illness; sickness: often used figuratively SYN. DISEASE …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 malady — n. (lit.) a fatal; serious; strange malady * * * [ mælədɪ] serious strange malady (lit.) a fatal …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 malady — [[t]mæ̱lədi[/t]] maladies 1) N COUNT A malady is an illness or disease. [OLD FASHIONED] He was stricken at twenty one with a crippling malady. Syn: illness 2) N COUNT In written English, people sometimes use maladies to refer to serious problems… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 malady — UK [ˈmælədɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms malady : singular malady plural maladies 1) old fashioned an illness 2) formal a serious problem within a society or organization …

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  • 11 malady — /mal euh dee/, n., pl. maladies. 1. any disorder or disease of the body, esp. one that is chronic or deepseated. 2. any undesirable or disordered condition: social maladies; a malady of the spirit. [1200 50; ME maladie < OF, equiv. to malade sick …

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  • 12 malady — A disease or illness. SYN: maladie. [Fr. maladie, illness] * * * mal·a·dy mal əd ē n, pl dies DISEASE, SICKNESS <a fatal malady> * * * mal·a·dy (malґə de) [Fr. mala …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 malady n — An Indian chief was feeling very sick, so he summoned the medicine man to his teepee. After a brief examination, the medicine man cut off a thong of elk hide from his belt and gave it to the chief, instructing him to bit off, chew and swallow 1… …

    English expressions

  • 14 malady — noun (C) 1 formal something that is wrong with a system or organization: Public education suffers from the same malady as many other government programs. 2 old use an illness …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 malady — noun every time we visit Jerry, he has a new malady Syn: illness, sickness, disease, infection, ailment, disorder, complaint, indisposition, affliction, infirmity, syndrome; informal bug, virus …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 malady — noun (plural dies) Etymology: Middle English maladie, from Anglo French, from malade sick, from Latin male habitus in bad condition Date: 13th century 1. a disease or disorder of the animal body 2. an unwholesome or disordered condition …

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  • 17 malady — noun /ˈmælˌə.di/ a) Any ailment or disease of the human body; especially, a lingering or deep seated disorder. b) A moral or mental defect or disorder. Syn: ailment, disease, disorder, distemper …

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  • 18 malady — Synonyms and related words: abnormality, acute disease, affection, affliction, ailment, allergic disease, allergy, atrophy, bacterial disease, birth defect, blight, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, circulatory disease, complaint,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 malady — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. disease, sickness, illness, infirmity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. disease, ailment, sickness, illness; see disease . See Synonym Study at disease . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. disease, disorder,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 malady — mal|a|dy [ˈmælədi] n plural maladies [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: maladie, from malade sick , from Latin male habitus in bad condition ] 1.) formal a serious problem in society 2.) old use an illness …

    Dictionary of contemporary English