Definition of illness:
ailing, relapse, hypochondria, contagion, ail, invalidism, epidemic, confinement, malady, unsoundness, affliction, weakness, prostration, ill, distemperature, sickness, disturbance, unwellness, seizure, health, insanity, trouble, distemper, fit.
disease (part of speech: noun)
- "Basil", Wilkie Collins.
And next morning we got a telegram in reply from my mother, who evidently imagined she must hurry over at once if she wished to see her son alive, or at least must nurse him through a long and dangerous illness.- "The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The ", Grant Allen.
- "Our Bessie", Rosa Nouchette Carey.