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 : 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
The symptoms include headache, malaise, and fatigue.
An infected person will feel a general malaise.
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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