Difference Between Condition and Disease

Condition vs Disease

Condition and Disease are two words that are often confused when it comes to their meanings and usage. Strictly speaking, there is some difference between the two words in terms of their meanings and connotations.

The word ‘condition’ is used in the sense of ‘state’. On the other hand, the word ‘disease’ is used in the sense of ‘sickness’. This is the main differences between the two words, condition and disease. Take a look at the two sentences

1. Her lung condition is very bad at the moment.

2. Francis looked at the miserable condition of his friend.

In both the sentences, you can see that the word ‘condition’ is used in the sense of ‘state’ and hence, the meaning of the first sentence would be ‘the state of her lung is very bad at the moment’, and the meaning of the second sentence would be ‘Francis looked at the miserable state of his friend’.

It is interesting to note that the word ‘condition’ is used as a noun, and it has its abstract noun in the form of the word ‘conditioning’. On the other hand, the word ‘disease’ is used in as a noun. Take a look at the following sentences

1. Angela suffers from a peculiar disease.

2. Francis got his disease cured by taking medicines regularly.

In both the sentences, the word ‘disease’ is used in the sense of ‘sickness’ and hence, the meaning of the first sentence would be ‘Angela suffers from a peculiar sickness’, and the meaning of the second sentence would be ‘Francis got his sickness cured by taking medicines regularly’. Sometimes, the word ‘disease’ is used in the sense of ‘illness’. These are the important differences between the two words, namely, condition and disease and the writer and the speaker of English should use them correctly.

  • Iwin

    Actually this article is false. They’re synonymous, and this is a common misconception.