This woman suffers from a malady.
The definition of a malady is a disease, ailment or unpleasant condition.
An example of a malady is an illness.
a disease; illness; sickness: often used fig.
Origin of maladyMiddle English maladie from Old French from malade, sick from Vulgar Latin male habitus, badly kept, out of condition: see mal- and 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.