Synonyms and Antonyms of ailing
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 sickly, invalid, weaklyRelated Words 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 able-bodied, fit, hale, hearty, sound, well-conditioned, whole, wholesomeAntonyms healthy, well
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 sick, bad, down, ill, indisposed, peaked, peaky, poorly, punk, run-down, sickened, unhealthy, unsound, unwellRelated Words 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 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 hale, healthful, healthy, sound, well, whole, wholesome
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