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Synonyms for ailment
ˈeɪl məntail·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ailment

    Disease is the general term for any deviation from health; in a more limited sense it denotes some definite morbid condition; disorder and affection are rather partial and limited; as, a nervous affection; a disorder of the digestive system. Sickness was generally used in English speech and literature, till the close of the eighteenth century at least, for every form of physical disorder, as abundantly appears in the English Bible: "Jesus went about ... healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people," Matt. iv, 23; "Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died," 2 Kings xiii, 14. There is now, in England, a tendency to restrict the words sick and sickness to nausea, or "sickness at the stomach," and to hold ill and illness as the only proper words to use in a general sense. This distinction has received but a very limited acceptance in the United States, where sick and sickness have the earlier and wider usage. We speak of trifling ailments, a slight indisposition, a serious or a deadly disease; a slight or severe illness; a painful sickness. Complaint is a popular term, which may be applied to any degree of ill health, slight or severe. Infirmity denotes a chronic or lingering weakness or disability, as blindness or lameness.

    Synonyms:
    affection, complaint, disease, disorder, distemper, illness, indisposition, infirmity, malady, sickness, unhealthiness, unsoundness

    Antonyms:
    health, robustness, soundness, strength, sturdiness, vigor

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ailment

    Synonyms:
    complaint, sickness, illness, disease

    Antonyms:
    recovery, convalescence, sanity, health, robustness, vigor, salubriousness

  2. ailment

    Synonyms:
    food, sustentation, nutriment, pabulum, victuals, provision, meat, sustenance, nourishment

    Antonyms:
    poison, bane, venom, starvation, exhaustion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ailment, complaint, illnoun

    an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

    Synonyms:
    ill, complaint, charge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ailmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    disease, ail, illness, sickness, ailing, indisposition, malady, distemper, disorder, complaint

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ailmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    malady, disorder, complaint, illness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ailment":

    affection, malaise, disease, illness

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1351disease
#1453charge
#2886provision
#4041meat
#4320ill
#4888complaint
#5235illness
#5268disorder
#13000sickness
#15988affection
#38674nourishment
#46056sustenance
#48048malaise
#50896ailment
#65670malady
#72653infirmity
#79014distemper
#126039victuals
#204672indisposition
#204750nutriment
#280703unsoundness
#287773pabulum

How to use ailment in a sentence?

  1. Smokey Robinson:

    I am a COVID survivor, i got it severely and I was hospitalized for 11 days — and four or five of those I do not even remember. It really was touch and go and a terribly debilitating ailment.

  2. The Grammy winner:

    I got it severely and I was hospitalized for 11 days — and four or five of those I do not even remember. It really was touch and go and a terribly debilitating ailment.

  3. Ahmadu Kanduwa:

    I have this thought, if he had received say five or six doses, he would have been immune from this ailment.

  4. Bruce Lee, Quotation from the book: (The Art of Jeet Kune Do) by Bruce Lee:

    The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. There is no fixed teaching. All I can provide is an appropriate medicine for a particular ailment.

  5. Phil Noble:

    It's not that she raises a bunch of money for a PAC that causes her problems with middle class voters. That is a symptom as opposed to the ailment, the larger illness is she is out of touch with middle class voters -- she does have a lifestyle and a history that is about as alien to middle class voters as corporate jets are to a Subaru.

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