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malaise

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noun mal·aise \mə-ˈlāz, ma-, -ˈlez\

Simple Definition of malaise

  • medical : a slight or general feeling of not being healthy or happy

  • : a problem or condition that harms or weakens a group, society, etc.

Full Definition of malaise

  1. 1 :  an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness

  2. 2 :  a vague sense of mental or moral ill-being <a malaise of cynicism and despair — Malcolm Boyd>

Examples of malaise

  1. The symptoms include headache, malaise, and fatigue.

  2. An infected person will feel a general malaise.

  3. The country's current economic problems are symptoms of a deeper malaise.



Origin of malaise

French malaise, from Old French, from mal- + aise comfort — more at ease


First Known Use: circa 1768


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malaise

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noun mal·aise \mə-ˈlāz, ma-, -ˈlez\

Medical Definition of malaise

  1. :  an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness <fever, malaise, and other flulike symptoms—Larry Thompson>




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