- In poor health: I went to see my ailing mother • figurative the ailing economyMore example sentences
ill, unwell, not well, sick, sickly, poorly, weak, indisposed, in poor/bad health, infirm, debilitated, delicate, off colour; languishing, valetudinarian; dying, at death's door• vulgar slang crappyfailing, in poor condition, weak, poor, inadequate, deficient, imperfect, substandard, flawed
- Maybe a son should be able to secure health benefits for his ailing mother.
- However, governments around the globe have adopted policies to nurse their ailing economies back to health.
- In the years to come she spent most of her time away from the observatory as she was looking after her ailing mother or was indisposed herself.