illness definition

  • noun:
    • Poor health resulting from infection of body or head; illness.
    • an ailment.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • a case of an illness or poor health.
    • A state of bad health or disease.
    • the healthiness of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness.
    • illness; indisposition; malady; disorder of wellness; vomiting.
    • Wrong ethical conduct; wickedness.
    • Evilness; badness; wickedness; iniquity; moral perversion.
    • A bad or undesirable state or condition; unfavorableness.
    • An attack of vomiting; condition; malady; illness: as, he has got restored from his illness.
    • Synonyms disease, Sickness, Ailment, issue, disorder. Sick and illness were considered until within the present century really similar to sick and disease. Lately, English use has actually had a tendency to restrict sick and sickness to nausea, and United states use has followed it as far as to respect illness as an extremely more elegant much less definite term: beyond that it does not seem expected to go. An illness is generally of small account, comparatively, and regional: because, their ailment was just a headache. None of the terms represent ordinarily so really serious an attack as infection, but infection and sickness can do so. See illness and debility.
    • impairment of regular physiological function impacting part or every one of an organism

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