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malaise

[ ma-leyz, -muh-; French ma-lez ]
/ mæˈleɪz, -mə-; French maˈlɛz /
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noun
a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease.
a vague or unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness, lethargy, or discomfort.
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Origin of malaise

1760–70; <French, Old French; see mal-, ease
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British Dictionary definitions for malaise

malaise
/ (mæˈleɪz) /

noun
a feeling of unease or depression
a mild sickness, not symptomatic of any disease or ailment
a complex of problems affecting a country, economy, etcBulgaria's economic malaise

Word Origin for malaise

C18: from Old French, from mal bad + aise ease
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