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Synonyms for malady
ˈmæl ə di

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. malady(noun)

    any unwholesome or desperate condition

    "what maladies afflict our nation?"

    Synonyms:
    unwellness, illness, sickness

  2. illness, unwellness, malady, sickness(noun)

    impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

    Synonyms:
    unwellness, illness, nausea, sickness

Wiktionary

  1. malady(noun)

    Synonyms:
    disease, illness, ailment, sickness, disorder, distemper

  2. malady(noun)

    Any ailment or disease of the human body; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder.

    Synonyms:
    ailment, illness, sickness, distemper, disorder, disease

  3. malady(noun)

    A moral or mental defect or disorder.

    Synonyms:
    disease, distemper, sickness, illness, ailment, disorder

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. malady

    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, ailment, complaint, disease, disorder, distemper, illness, indisposition, infirmity, sickness, unhealthiness, unsoundness

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. malady

    Synonyms:
    disorder, distemper, sickness, ailment, disease, complaint, illness

    Antonyms:
    health, sanity, soundness, heartiness, vigor, bloom

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. malady(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disease, distemper, disorder, complaint, ail, ailment, sickness, illness, indisposition

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. malady(n)

    Synonyms:
    disorder, distemper, ailment, complaint, disease

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    disease, illness

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. malady

    Synonyms:
    Disease, disease complex, syndrome

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1351disease
#4888complaint
#5235illness
#5268disorder
#13000sickness
#15988affection
#16081nausea
#50896ailment
#65670malady
#72653infirmity
#79014distemper
#204672indisposition
#280703unsoundness

How to use malady in a sentence?

  1. Swami Krishnananda:

    The soul's illness is more terrible and more difficult to understand than the illness of the body or any other type of malady.

  2. Francois de La Rochefoucauld:

    Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.

  3. Swami Krishnananda:

    What man needs is not philosophy or religion in the academic or formalistic sense of the term, but ability to think rightly. The malady of the age is not absence of philosophy or even irreligion but wrong thinking and a vanity which passes for knowledge. Though it is difficult to define right thinking, it cannot be denied that it is the goal of the aspirations of everyone.

  4. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.


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