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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How to use malaise in a sentence
The accelerating digital transformation, reduxFrom that malaise we turn to the SaaS and cloud world.
The United States was in the middle of a deep and pervasive malaise, never really regaining its footing after the wholesale destruction of the Summer of Love.There’s Always Some Killing You Got to Do On a Farm | Eugene Robinson | October 23, 2020 | Ozy
Because the years between 2010 to 2015 were a period of steady economic growth and falling unemployment, it’s unlikely that economic malaise was a factor.With Teen Mental Health Deteriorating Over Five Years, There’s A Likely Culprit | LGBTQ-Editor | October 22, 2020 | No Straight News
It remains to be seen whether government support has merely delayed heavy losses, or created a bridge for consumers and business until they to get to the other side of the economic malaise.The biggest US banks show the worst is yet to come for the economy | John Detrixhe | October 16, 2020 | Quartz
Add in worry over the global economic malaise, and the 2020 harvest is shaping up to be one of the most troublesome in memory.Wildfires, trade wars, COVID-19: The 2020 global wine harvest may go down as the most challenging yet | Bernhard Warner | September 20, 2020 | Fortune
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Maybe each of these instances was a cry for help, almost certainly they were symptoms of a much deeper malaise.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
In both syndromes, early signs include fever and profound malaise.Princeton Considers Vaccinations for Slow-Moving Meningitis Outbreak | Kent Sepkowitz | November 18, 2013 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
There may be fever associated with weakness, headache, general malaise and pain, and this may be marked or rather light.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
The majority were more than momentarily tired, they were visibly suffering from some sort of malaise.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
I think my malaise is chiefly owing to the depressing influence of town air and town scenes.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) | George Eliot
Whatever vices I have seem to be exaggerated by my malaise—such "chastening" not answering the purpose of purification in my case.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) | George Eliot
The King's physical malaise, however, is accompanied by a curious mental agitation and a strange loquacity.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835 | Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
British Dictionary definitions for malaise
a feeling of unease or depression
a mild sickness, not symptomatic of any disease or ailment
a complex of problems affecting a country, economy, etc: Bulgaria's economic malaise
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