An illness, typically a minor one: the doctor diagnosed a common stomach ailment
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- Along the way, minor ailments were treated and hypochondria dispelled, with adept matter of factness.
- He may be successful without other ailments like fever, common cold and whatever.
- A man hunched over with pain and troubled by a lengthy list of illnesses and ailments.
illness, disease, disorder, sickness, affliction, malady, complaint, infection, upset, condition, infirmity, indisposition, malaise, trouble
informal bug, virus
British informal lurgy
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