Illness



[il-nis] /ˈɪl nɪs/

noun
1.
unhealthy condition; poor health; indisposition; sickness.
2.
Obsolete. .
/ˈɪlnɪs/
noun
1.
a disease or indisposition; sickness
2.
a state of ill health
3.
(obsolete) wickedness
n.

“disease, sickness,” 1680s, from ill + -ness. Earlier it meant “bad moral quality” (c.1500).

illness ill·ness (ĭl’nĭs)
n.
Disease of body or mind; poor health; sickness.

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