Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sickness

3 senses of sickness

Sense 1
illness, unwellness, malady, sickness -- (impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism)
       => ill health, unhealthiness, health problem -- (a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain)

Sense 2
sickness -- (defectiveness or unsoundness; "drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure"; "a great sickness of his judgment")
       => defectiveness, faultiness -- (the state of being defective)

Sense 3
nausea, sickness -- (the state that precedes vomiting)
       => symptom -- ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

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