illness meaning

  • NounPLillnessesPREill-SUF-ness
    1. NC An instance of a disease or poor health.
      1. NU A state of bad health or disease.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The news of his father's illness determined him to depart immediately.
          • "I thought the people we'd be arguing with are the people who believe psychiatric illness doesn't exist" or those who believe children are being overmedicated, he said.
          • She finds her mental illness very difficult to cope with.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • They are extremely effective in reducing pain, which many medical studies suggest is widely undertreated in patients suffering serious illness.
          • Many people have suffered from colds, the sniffles and other childhood illnesses.

      Meaning of illness for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "illness" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Morphemes
          • Suffixes
            • Words by suffix
              • Words suffixed with -ness
              • Suffixes that form nouns from adjectives and nouns
                • Words suffixed with -ness
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
              Difficultness: Level 1
              Easy     ➨     Difficult
              Definiteness: Level 8
              Definite    ➨     Versatile
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              1. en illnesses
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