malady definition

  • noun:
    • A disease, a problem, or a disease.
    • An unwholesome condition: the malady of discontent.
    • Any condition or infection of the body; especially, a lingering or deep-seated condition.
    • A moral or emotional problem or condition.
    • Any illness associated with body; a distemper, disorder, or indisposition, continuing from damaged, defective, or morbid organic features; specifically, a lingering or deep-seated disorder.
    • A moral or mental defect or condition.
    • A physical condition or disease; illness or distemper of any kind; especially, a chronic, deep-seated, or dangerous disease.
    • For this reason, ethical or mental condition; any disordered condition or problem: because, social maladies.
    • Synonyms Infirmity, Distemper, an such like. (identify disease); complaint, condition.
    • any unwholesome or hopeless condition
    • impairment of typical physiological purpose affecting component or all of an organism

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