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Synonyms of ailing in English:


  • 1 her husband was away visiting his ailing mother
    ill, unwell, not well, sick, sickly, poorly, weak, indisposed, in poor/bad health, infirm, debilitated, delicate, off colour;
    languishing, valetudinarian;
    vulgar slang crappy
    [Antonyms] healthy
  • 2 a government programme to rescue the country's ailing economy
    failing, in poor condition, weak, poor, inadequate, deficient, imperfect, substandard, flawed
    [Antonyms] strong, successful
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