When someone is ailing, they are not feeling well. They might have a cold, the flu, or something more serious.

  • The patient was ailing and in a lot of pain.

  • The ailing company is struggling to keep up with the competition.

Definition of ailed


To cause to suffer; to trouble, afflict. (Now chiefly in interrogative or indefinite constructions.)


To be ill; to suffer; to be troubled.

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Example Sentences for ailed

  • 1

    The trouble with the ailing sound is twofold.

  • 2

    The accident caused ailing pain to the victims.

  • 3

    The company was ailing and heavily in debt.

  • 4

    The man ailed the little with impure intentions.

  • 5

    The teacher ailed the students with igniting remarks.

  • 6

    They should not have ailed the innocent children.

  • 7

    It compares the life of an old woman to that of an ailing bird.

  • 8

    The actor has been ailing from cancer.

  • 9

    The ailing composer was too sick to attend the premiere.

  • 10

    The tremendous work of load started to ail them.