noun mal·a·dy \ˈma-lə-dē\

: a disease or illness

plural mal·a·dies

Full Definition of MALADY

:  a disease or disorder of the animal body
:  an unwholesome or disordered condition

Examples of MALADY

  1. <in the olden days people were always suffering from some unknown malady>

Origin of MALADY

Middle English maladie, from Anglo-French, from malade sick, from Latin male habitus in bad condition
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic
MALADY Defined for Kids


noun mal·a·dy \ˈma-lə-dē\
plural mal·a·dies

Definition of MALADY for Kids

:  a disease or disorder of the body or mind
Medical Dictionary


noun mal·a·dy \ˈmal-əd-ē\
plural mal·a·dies

Medical Definition of MALADY

:  disease, sickness <a fatal malady>


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