noun, plural mal·a·dies.
Origin of malady
Examples from the Web for maladies
These two maladies that he makes fun of, millions of people, millions of people are affected by these diseases.Harry Reid Unloads on Bob Gates for Insensitivity and Breaking Confidentiality|John L. Smith|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These two maladies that he makes fun of, millions of people, millions of people are effected by these diseases.Reid: Gates ‘Unethically’ Gossiped and Published Memoir to ‘Make Money’|John L. Smith|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such awful outcomes for Medicaid patients are found in a variety of studies looking at cancer, heart problems, and other maladies.
Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Hemingway Award.
We may think that of all the maladies that can be visited upon the human body, death itself would be the easiest to diagnose.
Seneca said that vices were maladies, among which Zeno catalogued love, as Plato did crime.
The great industry in changing all social relations has increased vices, maladies and subjection.Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History|Antonio Labriola
He detected the real cause of the maladies of half those who consulted him, and he did his utmost to remove it.A Book about Doctors|John Cordy Jeaffreson
Much attention is being devoted to the causes which determine the aptitude or immunity with animals for maladies.
The diagnosis of the disease is not easily mistaken, though it has its affinities as well as other maladies.The Two Admirals|J. Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for maladies
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for malady
Word Origin and History for maladies
late 13c., from Old French maladie "sickness, illness, disease" (13c.), from malade "ill" (12c.), from Latin male habitus "doing poorly, feeling sick," literally "ill-conditioned," from male "badly" (see mal-) + habitus, past participle of habere "have, hold" (see habit). Related: Maladies.