part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of being ill; sickness.
- Illness swept through the village that year.
- The bite of some spiders can cause illness.
antonyms: health, wellness
definition 2: a particular disease that can affect many people, or a particular sickness in an individual.
- Malaria is a serious illness.
- Because of her illness, she missed two days of school.
- The man’s illness was difficult to treat, but he finally recovered.
synonyms: ailment, disease, sickness