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malady

noun abnormality, affliction, ailment, defect, deformity, desperate condition, disability, disease, disorder, handicap, health difficulty, health problem, illness, infirmity, medical condition, sickness, syndrome, weakness
See also: disability, disease, disorder, pain
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Although the victims were attacked by what was obviously a very communicable form of pneumonia, there is no danger of the malady spreading.
He discusses how the malady of depression is dependent on the form of society.
Tropical Malady is a wildly erotic film that traces a romance between a soldier and a village youth, then suddenly shape-shifts into a fable about a forest ranger (who just might be the same soldier) and his romance with a tiger (who just might be a ghost).
(Like Nicholas Ray, Weerasethakul trained first as an architect, and he compares his films to spaces into which the viewer enters.) Stray details and narrative fragments from his first feature, Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), turn up in later works: The tale of a tiger eating a boy prefigures the last half of Tropical Malady, for example, and the characters of the deaf father and his impatient daughter reappear in the early scenes of Blissfully Yours.
What is being said is simple enough: the reign of quantity and the reduction of the manifest reality to a quantitative plane at the expense of quality is a malady of titanic proportions that has reduced every aspect of modern science to the lowest possible plane of learning.
(1.) Edna Brocke, "Do the Origins Already Contain the Malady?" in A Feminist Companion to the Hebrew Bible in the New Testament; The Feminist Companion to the Bible, vol.
Nowhere is this malady as apparent and potent as it is in the Sharon-on-the-rampage syndrome, an anachronism of history woefully bent on repeating the crimes of a dishonorable past while destroying the future of both peoples.
Various domains shape the construction of HIV/AIDS as chronic disease with the societal construct circumscribing the body of knowledge concerning the pathological, mirroring the complexities of the malady itself.
He argues that Darwin's malady was psychological in origin.
Introducing readers to his own medical history and situation, Bruce Gould wrote "How I Conquered Diabetes" in order to educate others dealing with this all to common malady on his own immediate action and initiative for combating diabetes without insulin treatments or prescription drugs.
An analysis of recent outbreaks of an often fatal disease in Peru may strengthen a link between the malady and the warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean known as El Nino.