Thursday, February 16, 2006
malaise noun [muh-LAYZ; -LEZ] A vague feeling of discomfort in the body, as at the onset of illness.
Definitions for malaise
- A vague feeling of discomfort in the body, as at the onset of illness.
- A general feeling of depression or unease.
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Citations for malaise
The first sign of illness is a malaise no worse than influenza.
Beauty is a basic pleasure. Try to imagine that you have become immune to beauty. Chances are, you would consider yourself unwell -- sunk in a physical, spiritual, or emotional malaise.
Origin of malaise
Malaise comes from the French, from Old French mal, "bad, ill" + aise, "comfort, ease."