Definition of malady
- told by his physicians that he had a fatal malady
- —Willa Cather
- poverty, homelessness, and other social maladies
in the olden days people were always suffering from some unknown malady
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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