Synonyms for ailing

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ey-ling
Phonetic Transcription : ˈeɪ lɪŋ

Top 10 synonyms for ailing Other synonyms for the word ailing

Définition of ailing

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old English eglan "to trouble, plague, afflict," from Proto-Germanic *azljaz (cf. Old English egle "hideous, loathsome, troublesome, painful;" Gothic agls "shameful, disgraceful," agliþa "distress, affliction, hardship," us-agljan "to oppress, afflict"), from PIE *agh-lo-, suffixed form of root *agh- "to be depressed, be afraid." Related: Ailed; ailing; ails.
  • It is remarkable, that this word is never used but with some indefinite term, or the word no thing; as What ails him? ... Thus we never say, a fever ails him. [Johnson]
  • adj not feeling well
Example sentences :
  • She had been ailing for a month, and now she was down with a temperature.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The joy of the meeting was making them forget the ailing stranger.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • He was decorated again and given the battlewagon of an ailing four-striper.
  • Extract from : « The Adventurer » by Cyril M. Kornbluth
  • At all events, she had for some time been ailing, and had finally been removed to the hospital.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • Then, on hearing that his mother was ailing, even in danger, he become serious and anxious.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • I must lift the ailing bit of timber to the stool with caution.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Shining Light » by Norman Duncan
  • The aged and ailing were his almost worshippers, for he had made their wants his daily care.
  • Extract from : « St. Cuthbert's » by Robert E. Knowles
  • The first question he asks when told that a calf is ailing, is, "How old is it?"
  • Extract from : « Cattle and Cattle-breeders » by William M'Combie
  • Constance was ailing for a year, and was a source of care, of pain to me, as to her mother.
  • Extract from : « A Daughter of the Middle Border » by Hamlin Garland
  • Let us live happily then, free from ailments among the ailing!
  • Extract from : « The Dhammapada » by Unknown

Antonyms for ailing

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