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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).
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.
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.
That's early for a sheep to show such a malady, and the report renews concern that cloning may accelerate aging (SN: 4/29/00, p.
THE OLYMPIC SONG HAS ended and we hope the malady doesn't linger on.
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.
Symptoms of a new consumer malady are popping up all over the country: uncertainty about whether an order has been successfully completed, crying children whose presents were not delivered and dismay at high shipping charges.
Tony Shalhoub stars as Adrian Monk, who would be San Francisco's most celebrated police detective if he didn't suffer from virtually every psychological malady imaginable.