What does malady mean?

Definitions for maladyˈmæl ə di

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malady(noun)

    any unwholesome or desperate condition

    "what maladies afflict our nation?"

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

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


  1. malady(Noun)

    Any ailment or disease of the human body; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder.

  2. malady(Noun)

    A moral or mental defect or disorder.

  3. Origin: maladie, from maladie, from malade, from male habitus, 1st century AD. See also malice and habit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malady(noun)

    any disease of the human body; a distemper, disorder, or indisposition, proceeding from impaired, defective, or morbid organic functions; especially, a lingering or deep-seated disorder

  2. Malady(noun)

    a moral or mental defect or disorder

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Malady

    mal′a-di, n. illness: disease, either of the body or of the mind. [Fr. maladiemalade, sick—L. male habitus, in ill condition—male, badly, habitus, pa.p. of habēre, have, hold.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of malady in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of malady in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francois de La Rochefoucauld:

    Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.

  2. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady.

  3. Swami Krishnananda:

    The soul's illness is more terrible and more difficult to understand than the illness of the body or any other type of malady.

  4. Swami Krishnananda:

    What man needs is not philosophy or religion in the academic or formalistic sense of the term, but ability to think rightly. The malady of the age is not absence of philosophy or even irreligion but wrong thinking and a vanity which passes for knowledge. Though it is difficult to define right thinking, it cannot be denied that it is the goal of the aspirations of everyone.

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