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Webster 1913 Edition


Illness

Ill′ness

,
Noun.
[From
Ill
.]
1.
The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness.
[Obs.]
“The illness of the weather.”
Locke.
2.
Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness;
as, a short or a severe
illness
.
Syn. – Malady; disease; indisposition; ailment.
Illness
,
Sickness
. Within the present century, there has been a tendency in England to use illness in the sense of a continuous disease, disorder of health, or sickness, and to confine sickness more especially to a sense of nausea, or “sickness of the stomach.”

Webster 1828 Edition


Illness

ILL'NESS

,
Noun.
[from ill.] Badness; unfavorableness; as the illness of the weather. [Not used.]
1.
Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness. He has recovered from his illness.
2.
Wickedness; iniquity; wrong moral conduct.

Definition 2022


illness

illness

English

Noun

illness (countable and uncountable, plural illnesses)

  1. (countable) An instance of a disease or poor health.
  2. (uncountable) A state of bad health or disease.

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