- A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify: a general air of malaise [in singular]: a society afflicted by a deep cultural malaiseMore example sentences
unhappiness, restlessness, uneasiness, unease, melancholy, depression, despondency, dejection, disquiet, trouble, anxiety, anguish, angst; ailment(s), ills; lassitude, listlessness, languor, weariness, enervation, doldrums; weakness, feebleness, debility, indisposition, infirmity, illness, sickness, disease, discomfort; German Weltschmerz; French ennui
- 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'.