• WordNet 3.6
    • n malady impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
    • n malady any unwholesome or desperate condition "what maladies afflict our nation?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • malady A moral or mental defect or disorder. "Love's a malady without a cure."
    • malady 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. "The maladies of the body may prove medicines to the mind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n malady A physical disorder or disease; sickness or distemper of any kind; especially, a chronic, deep-seated, or dangerous disease.
    • n malady Hence, moral or mental disorder; any disordered state or condition: as, social maladies.
    • n malady Synonyms Infirmity, Distemper, etc. (see disease); complaint, ailment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Malady mal′a-di illness: disease, either of the body or of the mind.
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  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.”
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    “To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Desperate maladies require desperate remedies.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. maladie, fr. malade, ill, sick, OF. also, malabde, fr. L. male habitus, i. e., ill-kept, not in good condition. See Malice, and Habit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. maladiemalade, sick—L. male habitus, in ill condition—male, badly, habitus, pa.p. of habēre, have, hold.


In literature:

This shows a deep misunderstanding of the malady.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
Then she learned that Marat was confined to his lodgings by his malady.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
Some physiques are more susceptible to this malady than others.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
His parents were weak enough to believe that the royal touch was a specific for this malady.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
Precis Theorique et Pratique, sur les Maladies de la Peau.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The progress of my malady is rapid.
"Pepita Ximenez" by Juan Valera
It must also be sought by attempts to obviate all those conditions mentioned above as causative of the malady.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
I fancy he has some internal malady.
"Skipper Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
She died three months and two days after of an Unknown Malady.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
We will not cut off the occasions of the malady, that the malady may be healed.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

In poetry:

Physician of my sin-sick soul,
To thee I bring my case;
My raging malady control,
And heal me by thy grace.
"A Sick Soul" by John Newton
'Tis God himself, that deals the dreadful stroke,
'Tis God, that gives the malady its pain,
Because our sins his patient heart provoke;
That we may quit them, and reform again.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
God often does the meanest med'cine bless,
And drugs, thro' Him, o'er maladies prevail:
They, through his blessing, meet with full success,
If He with-holds it, they're of no avail.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
When the serpent has stung you with lust through and through,
To the brazen One come, and your malady show:
Look intent upon Christ, and you soon shall have ease,
The venom will drop, and the anguish will ease.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
His luster lives untarnished; as he lies
Where Malady has bound him in wild pain,
And only Death can loose the heavy chain
That galls her captive while his nature dies,
He seems far greater in his country's eyes,
Than if an Appomattox spake again.
"The Dying Hero" by Freeman Edwin Miller
I shall tell you in rhyme how, once on a time,
Three tailors tramped up to the inn Ingleheim,
On the Rhine, lovely Rhine;
They were broke, but the worst of it all, they were curst
With that malady common to tailors—a thirst
For wine, lots of wine.
"The Three Tailors" by Eugene Field

In news:

The Emperor of All Maladies By Siddhartha Mukherjee 592 pages.
Because of this unreliability, those suffering this malady have to compensate in other ways.
Unfortunately, despite our best defenses, sunburn is a common summer malady for humans.
We suffer from that common seasonal malady I call ugly -ornament-itis.
He wrote it to shine a light for those who are battling addiction or other maladies.
Malady Posted Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012, at 3:45 AM ET.
It would seem like getting a yearly physical would make you less likely to die of an otherwise undiagnosed malady than someone who doesn't go in for such checkups.
A host of key Big 12 players battled through a variety of maladies this spring as they missed practice in preparation for the upcoming season.
Curing the Medical Malpractice Malady.
It's a chronic professional malady for people working to expose our leaders' lies and our institutions' shortcomings.
The same malady infects the dining room.
Benavides Puts Maladies Behind Him , Prepares For Senior Season & NFL.
Curing the Medical Malpractice Malady.
While it has yet to make the psychiatric profession's growing list of common maladies, the condition I call "digital disease syndrome" continues to rapidly spread.
Some children already suffering sickle cell disease may find themselves at risk for yet another malady: "silent strokes".

In science:

Upcoming surveys, whose automated prediction algorithms will be trained on data from older surveys or idealized models, will suffer from these same maladies if sample selection bias is not treated properly.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification