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[mal-uh-dee] /ˈmæl ə di/

noun, plural maladies.
any disorder or disease of the body, especially one that is chronic or deepseated.
any undesirable or disordered condition:
social maladies; a malady of the spirit.
noun (pl) -dies
any disease or illness
any unhealthy, morbid, or desperate condition: a malady of the spirit

late 13c., from Old French maladie “sickness, illness, disease” (13c.), from malade “ill” (12c.), from Latin male habitus “doing poorly, feeling sick,” literally “ill-conditioned,” from male “badly” (see mal-) + habitus, past participle of habere “have, hold” (see habit). Related: Maladies.

malady mal·a·dy (māl’ə-dē)
A disease, disorder, or ailment.


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