A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [eyl]
    • /eɪl/
    • /eɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eyl]
    • /eɪl/

Definitions of ailed word

  • verb with object ailed to cause pain, uneasiness, or trouble to. 1
  • verb without object ailed to be unwell; feel pain; be ill: He's been ailing for some time. 1
  • noun ailed Simple past tense and past participle of ail. 1

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Origin of ailed

First appearance:

before 950
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 950; Middle English ail, eilen, Old English eglan to afflict (cognate with Middle Low German egelen annoy, Gothic -agljan), derivative of egle painful; akin to Gothic agls shameful, Sanskrit aghám evil, pain

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ailed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ailed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ailed

verb ailed

  • troubled — to disturb the mental calm and contentment of; worry; distress; agitate.
  • pained — hurt; injured.
  • distressed — afflicted with or suffering distress: distress livestock; distress wheat.
  • affected — If you describe someone's behaviour as affected, you disapprove of the fact that they behave in an unnatural way that is intended to impress other people.
  • afflicted — to distress with mental or bodily pain; trouble greatly or grievously: to be afflicted with arthritis.

Antonyms for ailed

verb ailed

  • aided — to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire.
  • helped — to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages.
  • assisted — to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture.
  • pleased — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?
  • soothed — to tranquilize or calm, as a person or the feelings; relieve, comfort, or refresh: soothing someone's anger; to soothe someone with a hot drink.

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