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Pronunciation: /ˈmalədi

Definition of malady in English:

noun (plural maladies)

1A disease or ailment: an incurable malady
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  • 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?
1.1A serious problem: the nation’s maladies
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  • The United States is waking up from a serious malady.
  • This malady becomes even more serious since Gujarat is just one limb of the body called India.
  • Then is there a serious malady that demands immediate attention?


Middle English: from Old French maladie, from malade 'sick', based on Latin male 'ill' + habitus 'having (as a condition)'.

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