malady

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English maladie, from Old French maladie (sickness, illness, disease), from malade (ill, sick), from Latin male habitus (ill-kept, not in good condition), 1st century AD. See also malice and habit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: măl'ə-dē, IPA(key): /ˈmæl.ə.di/
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Noun[edit]

malady (plural maladies)

  1. Any ailment or disease of the body; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder.
  2. A moral or mental defect or disorder.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

malady

  1. Alternative form of maladie