- The definition of a malady is a disease, ailment or unpleasant condition.
An example of a malady is an illness.
This woman suffers from a malady.
a disease; illness; sickness: often used figuratively
Origin of maladyMiddle English maladie ; from Old French ; from malade, sick ; from Vulgar Latin male habitus, badly kept, out of condition: see mal- and amp; habit
- A disease, disorder, or ailment.
- An unwholesome condition: the malady of discontent.
Origin of maladyMiddle English maladie, from Old French, from malade, sick, from Latin male habitus, in poor condition : male, badly; see mel-3 in Indo-European roots + habitus, past participle of habēre, to hold; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.