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An example use of sickness in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… order of Brac sickness for simplicity's …”
Sickness is a condition of being unwell or having a disease.
the word sickness occurs in english on average 12.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.