Illness

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Illness

1. The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness. The illness of the weather.

2. Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness.

3. Wrong moral conduct; wickedness.

within the present century, there has been a tendency in England to use illness in the sense of a continuous disease, disorder of health, or sickness, and to confine sickness more especially to a sense of nausea, or sickness of the stomach.

Synonym: malady, disease, indisposition, ailment.

Origin: From ill.

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