Malady Definition

Other Malady Definition

[n] impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
[n] any unwholesome or desperate condition; "what maladies afflict our nation?"


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Antonyms

health, wellness

Misc. Definitions

\Mal"a*dy\, n.; pl. {Maladies}. [F. maladie, fr. malade ill, sick, OF. also, malabde, fr. L. male habitus, i. e., ill-kept, not in good condition. See {Malice}, and {Habit}.]
1. Any disease of the human body; a distemper, disorder, or indisposition, proceeding from impaired, defective, or morbid organic functions; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder. The maladies of the body may prove medicines to the mind. --Buckminster.
2. A moral or mental defect or disorder. Love's a malady without a cure. --Dryden. Syn: Disorder; distemper; sickness; ailment; disease; illness. See {Disease}.

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