Definition of malady noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    malady

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈmælədi//
     
    (pl. maladies)
     
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  1. 1(formal) a serious problem synonym ill Violent crime is only one of the maladies afflicting modern society.
  2. 2(old use) an illness
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