Adjectives for illness

Illness adjectives are listed in this post. Each word below can often be found in front of the noun illness in the same sentence. This reference page can help answer the question what are some adjectives commonly used for describing ILLNESS.

actual, acute, advanced, affective, alarming, alleged, associated, bad, bipolar, bodily, borne, brief, catastrophic, certain, chronic, clinical, common, comorbid, complex, concurrent, constant, contagious, continued, critical, cure, current, dangerous

deadly, debilitating, defining, degenerative, dementing, depressive, desperate, devastating, diarrheal, difficult, distressing, dreadful, early, emotional, environmental, even, extended, extreme, fatal, febrile, feigned, final, first, flulike, foodborne, former, frequent

future, gastrointestinal, general, genetic, grave, great, grievous, hopeless, human, incapacitating, incurable, induced, infectious, initial, intercurrent, intestinal, last, late, lengthy, lifelong, lifethreatening, like, lingering, little, long, major, maternal

medical, mental, mild, minor, more, mortal, much, mysterious, nervous, neurologic, neurological, new, occupational, old, only, ordinary, organic, original, other, own, painful, particular, past, personal, physical, possible, present

pretended, preventable, previous, primary, progressive, prolonged, protracted, psychiatric, psychological, psychosomatic, psychotic, rare, real, recent, recurrent, related, respiratory, sad, same, second, serious, severe, sharp, short, significant, similar, slight

social, specific, spiritual, strange, subsequent, such, sudden, systemic, tedious, temporary, term, terminal, terrible, threatening, treatable, underlying, undiagnosed, unexpected, unexplained, unfortunate, unknown, violent, viral, whole, widespread

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