655. Disease.

655. Disease.NOUN. disease; illness, sickness &c. adj.; ailing &c. “all the ills that flesh is heir to” [Hamlet (See Phrases below). ]; morbidity, morbosity; infirmity, ailment, indisposition; complaint, disorder, malady; distemper, distemperature.

visitation, attack, seizure, stroke, fit.

delicacy, loss of health, invalidation, cachexy; cachexia[Med], atrophy, marasmus; indigestion, dyspepsia; decay &c. (deterioration) 659; decline, consumption, palsy, paralysis, prostration.

taint, pollution, infection, sepsis, septicity, infestation; epidemic, pandemic, endemic, epizootic; murrain, plague, pestilence, pox.

sore, ulcer, abscess, fester, boil; pimple, wen &c. (swelling) 250; carbuncle, gathering, imposthume, peccant humour, issue; rot, canker, cold sore, fever sore; cancer, carcinoma, leukemia, neoplastic disease, malignancy, tumor; caries, mortification, corruption, gangrene, sphacelus, sphacelation, leprosy; eruption, rash, breaking out.

fever, temperature, calenture; inflammation.

ague, angina pectoris [Lat.], appendicitis; Asiatic cholera, spasmodic cholera; biliary calculus, kidney stone, black death, bubonic plague, pneumonic plague; blennorrhagia, blennorrhoea; blood poisoning, bloodstroke, bloody flux, brash; breakbone fever, dengue fever, malarial fever, Q-fever; heart attack, cardiac arrest, cardiomyopathy[Med]; hardening of the arteries, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis; bronchocele[Med], canker rash, cardialgia[Med], carditis[Med], endocarditis[Med]; cholera, asphyxia; chlorosis (green sickness), chorea, cynanche, dartre [Fr.] {sore} (eruption croûteuse ou exfoliation de l’épiderme qui caractérise certaines maladies de la peau ); enanthem, enanthema; erysipelas; exanthem, exanthema; gallstone, goiter, gonorrhea, green sickness; grip, grippe, influenza, flu; hay fever, heartburn, heaves, rupture, hernia, hemorrhoids, piles, herpes, itch, king’s evil, lockjaw; measles, mumps, polio; necrosis, pertussis, phthisis, pneumonia, psora, pyaemia, pyrosis[Med], quinsy, rachitis, ringworm, rubeola, St. Vitus’s dance, scabies, scarlatina, scarlattina, scarlet fever, scrofula, seasickness, struma, syntexis, tetanus, tetter, tonsillitis, tonsilitis, tracheocele[Med], trachoma, trismus[Med], varicella [Med], varicosis [Med], variola [Med], water qualm, whooping cough; yellow fever, yellow jack.

fatal disease &c. (hopeless) 859; dangerous illness, galloping consumption, churchyard cough; general breaking up, break up of the system.

[Disease of mind] idiocy &c. 499; insanity &c. 503.

martyr to disease; cripple; “the halt the lame and the blind”; valetudinary, valetudinarian; invalid, patient, case; sickroom, sick-chamber.

[Science of disease] Pathology, Œtiology, Nosology.

[Veterinary] anthrax, bighead; blackleg, blackquarter; cattle plague, glanders, mange, scrapie, milk sickness; heartworm, feline leukemia, roundworms; quarter-evil, quarter-ill; rinderpest.

[disease-causing agents] virus, bacterium, bacteria.

[types of viruses] DNA virus; RNA virus.

[RNA viruses] rhino virus; rhabdo virus; picorna virus.

[DNA viruses] herpes virus; cytomegalo virus, CMV; human immunodefficiency virus, HIV.

VERB. be ill &c. adj.; ail, suffer, labour under, be affected with, complain of, have; droop, flag, languish, halt; sicken, peak, pine; gasp.

keep one’s bed; feign sickness &c. (falsehood) 544.

lay by, lay up; take a disease, catch a disease &c. n., catch an infection; break out.

ADJ. diseased; ailing &c. v.; ill, ill of; taken ill, seized with; indisposed, unwell, sick, squeamish, poorly, seedy; affected with illness, afflicted with illness; laid up, confined, bedridden, invalided, in hospital, on the sick list; out of health, out of sorts; under the weather [U.S.]; valetudinary.

unsound, unhealthy; sickly, morbid, morbose, healthless, infirm, chlorotic [Med], unbraced. drooping, flagging, lame, crippled, halting.

morbid, tainted, vitiated, peccant, contaminated, poisoned, tabid, mangy, leprous, cankered; rotten, rotten to the core, rotten at the core; withered, palsied, paralytic; dyspeptic; luetic, pneumonic, pulmonic [Med], phthisic, rachitic; syntectic, syntectical; tabetic, varicose.

touched in the wind, broken-winded, spavined, gasping; hors de combat &c. (useless) 645. [Fr.].

weakly, weakened &c. (weak) 160; decrepit; decayed &c. (deteriorated) 659; incurable &c. (hopeless) 859; in declining health; cranky; in a bad way, in danger, prostrate; moribund &c. (death) 360.

morbific &c. 657.; epidemic, endemic; zymotic.

PHR. “Sickness and sorrows come and go, but a superstitious soul hath no rest.” {Robert Burton—The Anatomy of Melancholy. P. III. Sec. 4.}.

HAMLET. To be, or not to be– that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them. To die– to sleep–
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. ’Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die– to sleep.
To sleep– perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub!

{Shakespeare—Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 1.}.

“Drawing near her death, she sent most pious thoughts as harbingers to Heaven; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through the chinks of her sickness-broken body.” {Fuller, Rev. Thomas—The Life of Monica.}.

“The tree of deepest root is found / Least willing still to quit the ground; / ’Twas therefore said by ancient sages / That love of life increased with years, / So much that in our later stages, / When pains grow sharp, and sickness rages, / The greatest love of life appears.” {Hester Lynch Piozzi—Tne Three Warnings.}.

“This sickness doth infect / The very life-blood of our enterprise.” {Shakespeare—King Henry IV. Pt. I. Act IV. Sc. 1.}.

“Hark ye, Clinker, you are a most notorious offender. You stand convicted of sickness, hunger, wretchedness, and want.” {Tobias George Smollet—Humphrey Clinker.}.

“Ask me no more which is the greatest wealth, / Our rich possessions, liberty, or health.” {Rowland Watkyns—Sickness.}.

“To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” {Book of Common Prayer—Solemnisation of Matrimony.}

“Health and sickness surely are men’s double enemies.” {Proverb}.

“Health is not valued till sickness come.” {Proverb}.

“Sickness is felt, but health not at all.” {Proverb}.

Sanità senza quattrini è mezza malattia. [It.] {Proverb“Health without pence is half sickness.” }.

“Sickness is better than sadness.” {Proverb}.

“Sickness tells us what we are.” {Proverb}.

“The chamber of sickness is the temple of devotion.” {Proverb}.

“While I am sick I desire the love of religion; free from sickness, I am not mindful of this love. Alas! when the wolf was sick, he wished that he were as a lamb; afterwards when he was well, he was the same as he was before.” {Theobaldus—Gesta Romanorum, 15th Century. Tale 63.}.

“To know the disease is half the cure.” {Proverb}.

El principio de la salud está en conocer la enfermedad. [Sp.] {Cervantes—Don Quixote. II. 60. “The beginning of health is to know the disease.” }.

“The remedy is worse than the disease.” {Francis Bacon—Essay on Seditions. Pt. 10a.}

A l’œil malade la lumière nuit. [Fr.] {Proverb—To a diseased eye the light is annoying.” }.

“The chief disease that reigns this year is folly.” {Proverb}.

El mal que non tiene cura es locura. [Sp.] {Proverb“Folly is the most incurable of diseases.” }.

“Diseases are the tax on pleasures.” {Proverb}.

Venienti occurrite morbo. [Lat.] {Persius—Satiræ. III. 64. “Go out to meet the approaching disease.” }.

Utque in corporibus, sic in imperio, gravissimus est morbus qui a capite diffunditur. [Lat.] {Pliny the Younger—Epistolæ. Bk. IV. 22. “And as in men’s bodies, so in government, that disease is most serious which proceeds from the head.” }.

“I have heard said / There is great danger in the body.” {W. B. Yeats—Michael Robartes and The Dancer. }.

“Sickness brought me this / Thought, in that scale of his: / Why should I be dismayed / Though flame had burned the whole / World, as it were a coal, / Now I have seen it weighed / Against a soul?” {W. B. Yeats—A Friend’s Illness.}.

Senectus ipsa est morbus. [Lat.] {Terentius—Phormio. IV. i. 9. “Old age itself is a disease.” }.

Pharmaca das ægroto; aurum tibi porrigit æger. Tu morbum curas illius, ille tuum. [Lat.] {Anon, To a Doctor—“You give medicine to a sick man; the sick man hands you gold in return. You cure his disease, he cures yours.” }.

Pauci vident morbum suum, omnes amant. [Lat.] {Proverb“Few see their own disease, all love it.” }.

Pallentesque habitant Morbi, tristisque Senectus, / Et Metus et malesuada Fames, et turpis Egestas. [Lat.] {Virgil—Æneid. VI. 275. “Pale Disease dwells there, and sad Old Age, and Fear, and Famine persuading to evil, and hateful Want.” }.

Occultare morbum funestum. {lat.] {Proverb“To hide disease is fatal.” }.

Nimīrum insānus paucis vǐdeātur, eo quod / Maxǐma pars hŏmǐnum morbo jactatur eōdem. [Lat.] {Horace—Satiræ. Bk. II. 3. “He, for instance, appears to be mad to but a few, because the greater part of them are infected with the same disease.” or “Undoubtedly he would appear insane to few, since the greater part of mankind is troubled with the same disease.” or “Few men can see much madness in his whim, / Because the mass of mortals ail like him.” (Conington). }.

Aux grands maux les grands remèdes. [Fr.] {Proverb“Desperate diseases demand desperate remedies.” }.

Filii non plus possessionum quam morborum hæredes sumus. [Lat.] {Proverb“Sons are heirs to diseases no less than to estates.” }.

Grex totus in agris Unius scabie cadit. [Lat.]. {Juvenal—Satiræ. II. 79. “The entire flock in the fields dies of the disease introduced by one.” }.

Grosse Leidenschaften sind Krankheiten ohne Hoffnung; was sie heilen könnte, macht sie erst recht gefährlich. [Ger.] {Goethe—Sprüche. “Great passions are incurable diseases; what would heal them is precisely that which makes them so dangerous.” }.

La maladie sans maladie. [Fr.] {“The disease without disease.” (Hypochondria). }.

Similia similibus curantur. [Lat.] {“Like diseases are cured by like remedies.” (The homœopathic raison d’être). }.

Mortalis nemo est, quem non attingit dolor, Morbusque. [Lat.] {Euripides as cited by Cicero—Tusculanæ Disputationes. III. 25. 59. “There is no one mortal whom sorrow and disease do not touch.” }.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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