1. illness

noun. ['ˈɪlnəs'] impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism.


  • toxemia
  • caisson disease
  • condition
  • aeroembolism
  • ozone sickness
  • anuresis
  • gastrointestinal disorder
  • prostration
  • lead poisoning
  • ill health
  • saturnism
  • toxaemia of pregnancy
  • collapse
  • toxemia of pregnancy
  • indisposition
  • unwellness
  • hypermotility
  • plumbism
  • malady
  • sickness
  • food poisoning
  • growth
  • gas embolism
  • catastrophic illness
  • amyloidosis
  • air embolism
  • unhealthiness
  • decompression sickness
  • bends
  • health problem
  • disease
  • toxaemia
  • ague


  • wellness
  • abnormality
  • fullness
  • wetness


  • -ness (English)
  • ill (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Illness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word illness

1. Noun, singular or mass
IBS is an unpredictable illness** and you may have to modify your diet as symptoms change.

Quotes containing the word illness

1. Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
- Anaïs Nin

2. The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.
- Rita Mae Brown

3. This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural disaster, or pure evil can end it in an instant for ourselves or someone we love.
- Jeff Greenfield