Definition of cafard in English:

cafard

Syllabification: ca·fard
Pronunciation: /kaˈfär
 
/

noun

  • 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.

Origin

from French.

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