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malady

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Etymology

Middle English maladie < Old French maladie (sickness, illness, disease) < malade (ill, sick) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] male habitus (ill-kept, not in good condition). See also malice and habit.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
malady

Plural
malad

malady (malad)
  1. Any ailment or disease of the human body; 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.

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References

malady” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

  • "malady" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

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