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English noun: malady

1. malady (state) any unwholesome or desperate condition

SamplesWhat maladies afflict our nation?.

Broader (hypernym)condition, status

2. malady (state) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

Synonymsillness, sickness, unwellness

Broader (hypernym)health problem, ill health, unhealthiness

Narrower (hyponym)aeroembolism, ague, air embolism, amyloidosis, anuresis, anuria, bends, caisson disease, catastrophic illness, collapse, condition, decompression sickness, disease, food poisoning, gas embolism, gastrointestinal disorder, growth, hypermotility, indisposition, lead poisoning, ozone sickness, plumbism, prostration, saturnism, toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy

Antonymshealth, wellness

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