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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: maladie, from malade 'sick', from Latin male habitus 'in bad condition'

malady

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
mal‧a‧dy plural maladies [countable]
1 formal a serious problem in society
2 old useMI an illness

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