American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Disease; indisposition; morbid affection of the body: not ordinarily applied to acute diseases. Synonyms Sickness, etc. (see
illness), indisposition, disorder, complaint.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Indisposition; morbid affection of the body; -- not applied ordinarily to acute diseases.
- n. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
- From ail + -ment (Wiktionary)
“When someone seems so dissatisfied with life and just perpetually grumpy, this type of physical ailment is no surprise.”
“Indeed, the failure to screen for this pervasive ailment is at best negligent and at worst tinged with the broad brush of racism.”
“First, a few basics: the ailment is known as G6PD deficiency (for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) and, according to a 2008 article in The Lancet, it "is the most common human enzyme defect, being present in more than 400 million people worldwide.”
“The ailment is physical, but the reason for the ailment is legal.”
“The ailment is not only a personal and family tragedy; it is an enormous national expense -- $170 billion and rising fast.”
“(Pena, out since early July with a quadriceps ailment, is not expected to play again this season, General Manager Dave Kasper said.)”
“In the real world, the decision to do throw the kitchen sink at every ailment is either funded by the government, or by private insurance.”
“Julian Sanchez: In the real world, the decision to do throw the kitchen sink at every ailment is either funded by the government, or by private insurance.”
“Whether your ailment is physical or psychological, there will be a memoir to suit.”
“And when mixed doubles partner Leander Paes of India fell ill with a potentially life-threatening brain ailment before the U.S.”
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