Definition of ailing in English:

ailing

Line breaks: ail¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈeɪlɪŋ
 
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adjective

In poor health: I went to see my ailing mother figurative the ailing economy
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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 crappy
failing, in poor condition, weak, poor, inadequate, deficient, imperfect, substandard, flawed

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