malady

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noun mal·a·dy \ˈma-lə-dē\

Definition of malady

plural

maladies

  1. 1 :  a disease or disorder of the animal body <told by his physicians that he had a fatal malady — Willa Cather>

  2. 2 :  an unwholesome or disordered condition <poverty, homelessness, and other social maladies>

Examples of malady in a sentence

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

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

malady

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noun mal·a·dy \ˈma-lə-dē\

Definition of malady for English Language Learners

  • : a disease or illness


MALADY Defined for Kids

malady

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noun mal·a·dy \ˈma-lə-dē\

Definition of malady for Students

plural

maladies

  1. :  a disease or disorder of the body or mind


Medical Dictionary

malady

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noun mal·a·dy \ˈmal-əd-ē\

Medical Definition of malady

plural

maladies

  1. :  disease, sickness <a fatal malady>



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