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ailing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ailing

  1. 1 chronically or repeatedly suffering from poor health when his ailing wife had to go to a nursing home, he visited her every day Synonyms of ailing sickly, invalid, weaklyWords Related to ailing bedfast, bedridden; delicate, fragile, frail; dying, fading, incurable, moribund; challenged, debilitated, incapacitated, lame; decrepit, enfeebled, feeble, infirm, weak, weakened, worn-out; ill, indisposed, peaked, poorly, run-down, sick, unhealthy, unsound, unwellNear Antonyms of ailing able-bodied, fit, hale, hearty, sound, well-conditioned, whole, wholesomeAntonyms of ailing healthy, well

  2. 2 temporarily suffering from a disorder of the body he was ailing from some sort of infection in his eye that made it look all red and puffy Synonyms of ailing sick, bad, down, ill, indisposed, peaked, peaky, poorly, punk, run-down, sickened, unhealthy, unsound, unwellWords Related to ailing symptomatic; cruddy, lousy, seedy, sickish; nauseated, nauseous, qualmish, queasy (also queazy), squeamish; airsick, carsick, seasick; dizzy, light-headed, shaky, woozy; achy, feverish; diseased, disordered; decrepit, feeble, fragile, frail, infirm, invalid, sickly, weak, weakly; afflicted, troubled; challenged, debilitated, disabled, halt, incapacitated, lame; hypochondriac, hypochondriacalNear Antonyms of ailing able-bodied, conditioned, fit, well-conditioned; cured; better, convalescing, improved, mending, recovering, recuperating, rehabilitated; hardy, hearty, lusty, robust, rugged, stalwart, strong, tough; blooming, bouncing, chipper, flourishing, flush, thrivingAntonyms of ailing hale, healthful, healthy, sound, well, whole, wholesome



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