Examples from the Web for malaise
It is a nostalgic, old-fashioned novel that nevertheless reflects the malaise of its era and prefigures our own technophiliac age.Zen, Motorcycles, And The Cult of Tech: How Robert Pirsig’s Classic Anticipated the Future|Nathaniel Rich|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moral equivalence and malaise, rather than red-hot ideology, motivates Haydon.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind|Michael Weiss|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Burger King Introduces Big King to Taunt McDonald’s and Stagnating Overall Sales|Daniel Gross|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Let us refuse to let this day of dying fade into memory and the malaise of resignation to things as they are.After Newtown, This Has to Be the Time for Gun Control|Robert Shrum|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Romney's malaise, likely, is the result if an uninspiring vision and a shaky economic message.
This time he walked with considerable difficulty, and I noticed an expression of pain and malaise upon his rubicund countenance.Doctor Therne|H. Rider Haggard
The patient suffers from malaise, indigestion, constipation and irregular, rapid and forcible action of the heart.
I am oppressed by a feeling of inappropriateness and malaise at the sight of philosophy in the pulpit.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
Malaise, an uneasy feeling which often precedes a serious attack of some disease.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
Purpura rheumatica commonly begins with malaise, anorexia, debility, sometimes with mild fever.
British Dictionary definitions for malaise
Word Origin for malaise
Word Origin and History for malaise
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.