Definition of cafard in English:


Syllabification: ca·fard
Pronunciation: /kaˈfär


Depression; melancholia.
More example sentences
  • This brought to mind descriptions of ‘Le cafard’ or ‘the bug’ of boredom faced by French Legionnaires.
  • Some of the crew have been showing signs of cafard, which is a space sickness generated by long stretches in space without relief or suitable activities of interest.
  • There hasn't been a case of cafard on this ship since I've been ship's doctor.


from French.

Definition of cafard in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
turned backwards