Just when we are all feeling depressed about the malaise of the body politic, along comes a book designed to make us feel worse.
There was no Jimmy Carter-style “malaise” in his upbeat vocabulary.
But repeated tests create a uniform sort of busywork, which can turn quickly into malaise.
To combat the malaise, fast food joints are pursuing a high-low strategy, or, as I prefer to dub it, the “Moms and Bros” strategy.
Let us refuse to let this day of dying fade into memory and the malaise of resignation to things as they are.
The next morning we had very little appetite, no ambition, and a miserable sense of malaise and great fatigue.
An incident showed me that his malaise was curable by one method only.
The majority were more than momentarily tired, they were visibly suffering from some sort of malaise.
For me I am within a month of the period immune, and only feel a malaise in her company.
One hour's opportune rest on a Chesterfield may save hours of malaise and headache.
c.1300, maleise "pain, suffering; sorrow, anxiety," also, by late 14c., "disease, sickness," from Old French malaise "difficulty, suffering, hardship," literally "ill-ease," from mal "bad" (see mal-) + aise "ease" (see ease (n.)). The current use is perhaps a mid-18c. reborrowing from Modern French. A Middle English verbal form, malasen "to trouble, distress" (mid-15c.), from Old French malaisier, did not endure.
malaise mal·aise (mā-lāz', -lěz')
A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness.