What does illness mean?

Definitions for illness
ˈɪl nɪsill·ness

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word illness.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. illness, unwellness, malady, sicknessnoun

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


  1. illnessnoun

    An instance of a disease or poor health.

  2. illnessnoun

    A state of bad health or disease.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illnessnoun

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

  2. Illnessnoun

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

  3. Illnessnoun

    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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of illness in a Sentence

  1. Patricia Griffin:

    The CDC report is the most commonly isolated bacteria cause of foodborne illness in the United States, and The CDC report's been that way for a long time, the CDC report doesn't get a lot of respect and is not that well-known because The CDC report tends to not be found in a lot of multistate outbreaks.

  2. Frances Largeman-Roth:

    Seven servings or more of fruits and vegetables -- especially the vegetables -- can cut your risk of death from any disease, any illness by 42 percent.

  3. Roman Catholic:

    I would also like to exhort doctors to do everything to find vaccines against the mosquitoes that bear this illness. We have to work on that.

  4. Cindi Berger:

    Chelsea, like millions of people, lives with mental illness.

  5. Alexander Gerst:

    Then you have the feeling not that you are losing control, but that you have some control over the situation, now the situation is similar. We have a very effective means of limiting this illness - that is that we stay at home.

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