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disease

[ dih-zeez ]SEE DEFINITION OF disease

Synonyms for disease

  • Cancer
  • bug
  • condition
  • contamination
  • defect
  • disorder
  • epidemic
  • fever
  • flu
  • illness
  • infection
  • inflammation
  • malady
  • plague
  • sickness
  • stroke
  • syndrome
  • virus
  • ache
  • affection
  • attack
  • blight
  • breakdown
  • canker
  • collapse
  • complaint
  • contagion
  • convulsions
  • debility
  • decrepitude
  • distemper
  • endemic
  • feebleness
  • fit
  • hemorrhage
  • indisposition
  • infirmity
  • misery
  • seizure
  • spell
  • temperature
  • unhealthiness
  • unsoundness
  • upset
  • visitation
  • ill health
  • pathosis
  • sickliness
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Antonyms for disease

  • advantage
  • good health
  • health
  • ability
  • blessing
  • boon
  • happiness
  • soundness
  • strength
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISEASE

Some one said the other day, "Ennui is a disease that comes from living on other people's money."

I found the people corrupted; and I must humour their disease.

He had breathed into the atmosphere a subtle malaria, and George had caught the disease.

He looked into his own heart—he was almost afraid to look—and saw the ravages of disease there.

What sort of a disease is it that has taken Mrs. Roberts, do you suppose, to send her there?

I should like you to have my disease, and then we should see if you would prate as you do.

It may be that this same insensibility was a symptom of the disease.

There is no disease bold enough to dare to attack the person of a doctor.

He never was strong, and he hasn't the strength to fight against his disease.

He would fight this disease before it could establish a hold.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "discomfort, inconvenience," from Old French desaise "lack, want; discomfort, distress; trouble, misfortune; disease, sickness," from des- "without, away" (see dis-) + aise "ease" (see ease). Sense of "sickness, illness" in English first recorded late 14c.; the word still sometimes was used in its literal sense early 17c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISEASE

affliction

nounhurt condition; something that causes hurt

attack

nounsudden dysfunction or disorder
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