malaise


mal·aise

noun \mə-ˈlāz, ma-, -ˈlez\

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

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

mal·aise

noun \mə-ˈlāz, ma-, -ˈlez\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MALAISE

: 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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