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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sickness or illness.

Usage examples (27)
  • Pete was always complaining of some kind of ailment.
  • The ailment is physical, but the reason for the ailment is legal.
  • Whether your ailment is physical or psychological, there will be a memoir to suit.
  • She is supposed to be flying to India next week, so hope the ailment is short-lived. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A person who has an "ailment" or sickness always appreciates "aliment" (food or moral support).
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