Ailment – meaning of the word and examples

An illness. (Cambridge Dictionary)

An illness, typically a minor one. (Oxford Dictionaries)

An ailment is an illness, especially one that is not very serious. (Collins Dictionary)

A bodily disorder or chronic disease. (Merriam – Webster)


Minor Ailment Scheme.

U.S. Recalls Americans From China to Investigate Mystery Ailment.

Illness similar to “attack” reported by diplomats in Cuba.


2 thoughts on “Ailment – meaning of the word and examples

  1. Ailment is one of those quaint terms with broad application. It probably made it easy for medicinal shamen and peddlers to give out alcohol or powders. Good for what ails you.


    1. Thank you for the comment, to me this word is ”small sickness” so I appreciate any knowledge about a broader application of it.

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