malady malady  /ˈmæ lə di/


  1. (n) any unwholesome or desperate condition
  2. (n) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism



  1. Why high schoolers don't careDropping SAT scores and school violence have been making headlines, but a more insidious malady has been infecting high schools.
  2. I'm a happy and healthy 32-year-old male, and that's why this isn't a story about Viagra, a proven treatment for that dreaded malady.
  3. Her malady, esthesioneuroblastoma, causes inoperable tumors to grow in and spread from the nasal passages, disfiguring and destroying the face before finally destroying the brain.


  1. Did a Stroke Cause Putin's Awkward English?

    Those strained mouth movements! The jiggling! Some evidence that the Russian president might have a secret malady.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

  2. Jane Bartlett, Timothy Pratt

    FALMOUTH — Jane Ellen Bartlett and Timothy Malady Pratt of Portland were married on April 6, 2013. The ceremony took place at the Episcopal Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Falmouth, with the Rev. Nathan Ferrell officiating. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  3. Snake fungus found in Tennessee

    The malady can interfere with a snake's vision and, in some cases, can deform a snake's head, making it difficult for it to feed.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WVLT-TV Knoxville


  1. "The war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit," King said. "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual...
    on Jul 22, 2006 By: Martin Luther King Source: Longview Daily News

  2. Russell said: "Joby is a Jelly Baby Jesus and Chugga Chugga can solve every global malady, from economic decline to the ongoing Carlos Tevez saga. Just Chugga Chugga...... it'll all be okay."
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Russell Brand Source: This is Total Essex

  3. "He is caught up in the modern malady of extreme busyness and stress," Quinn says. "But he can have moments of great lucidity and humor, and he cherishes his moments of quiet in the church, and in prayer."
    on Dec 27, 2005 By: Aidan Quinn Source: FOXNews

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