- a feeling of severe depression
Word Origin for cafard
Examples from the Web for cafard
Historical Examples of cafard
Max had heard men say jokingly or solemnly of each other, "He has the cafard."
They mustn't go to the places where the cafard would take him.
This was his cafard, his special rage against the possessors of vineyards.
The germ of madness, of tragedy, always lies hidden in the cafard.
The légionnaires are themselves not aware what influence the "cafard" has on them.