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Definition of "malady" []

  • A disease, a disorder, or an ailment. (noun)
  • An unwholesome condition: the malady of discontent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "malady" in a sentence
  • "And when her imagination became occasionally darkened by that gloom which she termed her malady, nothing could be more impressive than the tone of deep and touching piety which mingled with and elevated her melancholy into a cheerful solemnity of spirit, that swayed by its pensive dignity the habits and affections of her whole family."
  • "And the APA – the organization responsible for medically determining matters such as this. bitblt says: except the malady is self-declared and there is no known case,"
  • "I just pray her malady is painful and that she suffers excruciating pain on her way out."