Malaise

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

Pronunciation: [ ma-leyz ]


Definition: noun

A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

Origin: 1760; French


Etymology: from French, from Old French mal ‘bad’ (from Latin malus ) + aise ‘ease’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • unhappiness

  • restlessness

  • uneasiness

  • unease

  • melancholy

  • depression

  • despondency

  • dejection

  • disquiet

  • trouble

  • anxiety

  • anguish

  • angst

  • ills

  • lassitude

  • languor

  • weariness

  • enervation

  • doldrums

  • weakness

  • debility

  • indisposition

  • infirmity

  • illness

  • sickness

  • disease

  • discomfort

Antonyms:

  • Calmness

  • good health

  • peace

  • soundness

  • cheer

  • comfort

  • happiness

Example: The disease has an insidious onset and presents with fever, malaise, and weakness.

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