Illness vs Sickness - What's the difference?

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Sickness is a synonym of illness.

Illness is a synonym of sickness.


As nouns the difference between illness and sickness

is that illness is (countable) an instance of a disease or poor health while sickness is the quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

illness

English

Noun

  • (countable) An instance of a disease or poor health.
  • (uncountable) A state of bad health or disease.
  • Synonyms

    * (instance) sickness * (state) sickness * See also

    sickness

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady.
  • I do lament the sickness of the king. -
    Trust not too much your now resistless charms; Those, age or sickness soon or late disarms. -.
    Sickness is a dangerous indulgence at my time of life. -.
  • Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.
  • Derived terms

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    Synonyms

    * nausea * disease * illness * infirmity * malady

    Hyponyms

    * car sickness * homesickness * motion sickness

    References

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