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Synonyms for sickness
ˈsɪk nɪssick·ness

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sickness

    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, malady, unhealthiness, unsoundness

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sickness

    Synonyms:
    indisposition, illness, disease

    Antonyms:
    health, soundness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illness, unwellness, malady, sicknessnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    unwellness, malady, illness, nausea

  2. sicknessnoun

    defectiveness or unsoundness

    "drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure"; "a great sickness of his judgment"

    Synonyms:
    unwellness, malady, illness, nausea

  3. nausea, sicknessnoun

    the state that precedes vomiting

    Synonyms:
    unwellness, malady, illness, nausea

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sicknessnoun

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

  2. sicknessnoun

    Synonyms:
    nausea

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sickness":

    disease, illness, sick, diseases, maladie, ill, nausea

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1351disease
#3180diseases
#4320ill
#4358sick
#4888complaint
#5235illness
#5268disorder
#13000sickness
#15988affection
#16081nausea
#50896ailment
#65670malady
#72653infirmity
#79014distemper
#88853maladie
#204672indisposition
#280703unsoundness

How to use sickness in a sentence?

  1. Hannah Green:

    Health is not simply the absence of sickness.

  2. Thomas Fuller:

    Health is not valued till sickness comes.

  3. Cagan Randall:

    The way that you interpret gravity is 24/7, even when you’re asleep you’re constantly having to maintain balance and posturability helps you push your eyes into certain directions, helps you not get motion sickness, it’s a very important system and if you damage it, it needs to be rehabilitated with sensitive therapy.

  4. Manny Alvarez:

    Certain medications and over-the-counter medications are not recommended for expectant moms, and morning sickness is usually a sign of a viable pregnancy, but dealing with nausea morning, noon and night could be a nightmare.

  5. Jose Biller:

    We are always talking about sickness and infirmity and we don't emphasize health, as a country we spend more on healthcare than anyone else but we don't pay attention to prevention. Many problems can be solved by very basic measures, and as this study shows, that includes taking care of the spirit.

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