Definitions for illnessˈɪl nɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ill•nessˈɪl nɪs(n.)

  1. unhealthy condition; poor health; indisposition; sickness.

    Category: Pathology

  2. Obs.

    Ref: wickedness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illness, unwellness, malady, sickness(noun)

    impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. illness(noun)ˈɪl nɪs

    a type of sickness or disease

    a rare and dangerous illness

  2. illnessˈɪl nɪs

    bad health or sickness

    Her life had been ruined by illness.


  1. illness(Noun)

    An instance of a disease or poor health.

  2. illness(Noun)

    A state of bad health or disease.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illness(noun)

    the condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness

  2. Illness(noun)

    disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness

  3. Illness(noun)

    wrong moral conduct; wickedness

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'illness' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3084

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'illness' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3348

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'illness' in Nouns Frequency: #1161

Translations for illness

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a state or occasion of being unwell

There is a lot of illness in the village just now; childhood illnesses.

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