noun (plural maladies)
- A disease or ailment: an incurable malady • figurative the nation’s maladiesMore example sentences
- Over the years, curcumin has gained much attention in the scientific world for its benefits on maladies including HIV, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
- Since fiber also helps prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other maladies, you should be screaming for fiber by now.
- Why spend a lot of money hunting down the cause of an incurable malady when it isn't going to make any difference in the outcome?
Middle English: from Old French maladie, from malade 'sick', based on Latin male 'ill' + habitus 'having (as a condition)'.