Malady meaning

mălə-dē
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A moral or mental defect or disorder.
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Any ailment or disease of the body; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder.
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The definition of a malady is a disease, ailment or unpleasant condition.

An example of a malady is an illness.

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An unwholesome condition.

The malady of discontent.

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A disease; illness; sickness.
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A disease, disorder, or ailment.
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A disease, disorder, or ailment.
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Origin of malady

  • Middle English maladie from Old French from malade sick from Latin male habitus in poor condition male badly mel-3 in Indo-European roots habitus past participle of habēre to hold ghabh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English maladie, from Old French maladie (“sickness, illness, disease"), from malade (“ill, sick"), from Latin male habitus (“ill-kept, not in good condition"), 1st century AD. See also malice and habit.

    From Wiktionary