A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify: a society afflicted by a deep cultural malaise a general air of malaise
More example sentences
- It is this same distortion of values which is at the root of the malaise in general practice.
- The disease has an insidious onset and presents with fever, malaise and weakness.
- He's certainly improved from his involvement at the start of the season when he got caught in the general malaise of the team.
mid 18th century: from French, from Old French mal 'bad' (from Latin malus) + aise 'ease'.