Malaise definition

mă-lāz, -lĕz
A vague feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness, as early in an illness.
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A general sense of depression or unease.
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A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness.
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Any vague feeling of uneasiness, often, specif., one that is pervasive in a community.
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A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness.
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The definition of malaise is a general feeling of being tired or under the weather.

An example of malaise is when you start to get a cold and are just feeling kind of yucky.

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A feeling of general bodily discomfort, fatigue or unpleasantness, often at the onset of illness.
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An ambiguous feeling of mental or moral depression.
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Ill will or hurtful feelings for others or someone.
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Origin of malaise

  • French from Old French mal- mal- aise ease ease

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French malaise (“ill ease"), from mal (“bad") + aise (“ease"). Compare ill at ease.

    From Wiktionary