malady


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malady

any disease or illness

malady

[′mal·əd·ē]
(medicine)
A disorder, disease, or illness.
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He entered, at some length, into what he conceived to be the nature of his malady.
The doctor analyzed the symptoms of the malady to which the prisoner had succumbed, and declared that he was dead.
When the general horror and dismay was at its height, the Blackbird himself was struck down with the malady.
not at all; the absence of my son, doctor; that is my malady, and I do not conceal it.
I plodded conscientiously through the twenty-six letters, and the only malady I could conclude I had not got was housemaid's knee.
Pierre longer suffered moments of despair, hypochondria, and disgust with life, but the malady that had formerly found expression in such acute attacks was driven inwards and never left him for a moment.
I was glad to get home, for I had been all the time tormented by my old malady of homesickness.
It is an especially difficult case to deal with, because Miss Burnham's early associations dispose her to attach a superstitious importance to the malady--the hysterical malady as some doctors would call it--from which she suffers.
Was the new patient only a hypochondriacal woman, whose malady was a disordered stomach and whose misfortune was a weak brain?
A malady that was formerly cured by the touch of the
You are suffering, Blanche, from a malady which is exceedingly common among the young ladies of England.
The ravages of mental distress affected the soul of man in the same way that acute physical anguish affected the body; and an intelligent being, suffering from a moral malady, had surely a right to destroy himself, a right he shares with the sheep, that, fallen a victim to the 'staggers,' beats its head against a tree.