Definition of malady
1 : a disease or disorder of the animal body told by his physicians that he had a fatal malady — Willa Cather
2 : an unwholesome or disordered condition poverty, homelessness, and other social maladies
Examples of malady in a Sentence
in the olden days people were always suffering from some unknown malady
Recent Examples of malady from the Web
Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin will open on Monday part of a state-of-the-art interventional radiology lab to help patients facing a variety of cancers, hypertension, vascular and liver conditions, plus other maladies.
Advocates say the drug can ease the pain of cancer, muscle spasms, seizures and other serious maladies.
That underscores a chronic malady of American nukes—
Chisenhall, Jackson, Brandon Guyer and Abraham Almonte are all sidelined with various maladies.
And everyone expects the drugs to cost more than those for common maladies, because companies have to recoup research and development investment and generate profits from a smaller customer base.
Verde Media, a website catering to environmentally minded Americans that launched just two months ago, is already suffering from the same malady that has affected a number of other Net content companies in recent months.
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Origin and Etymology of malady
Middle English maladie, from Anglo-French, from malade sick, from Latin male habitus in bad condition
First Known Use: 13th century
MALADY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of malady for English Language Learners
: a disease or illness
MALADY Defined for Kids
Definition of malady for Students
: a disease or disorder of the body or mind
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