Definition of


  1. (noun, state) physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)

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Synonyms of Malaise

unease, uneasiness

Alternate forms of Malaise

Hypernyms: discomfort, uncomfortableness

Origin of the word Malaise

  1. 1768, from Fr. malaise, lit. "ill-ease," from mal "bad" + aise "ease" (see ease). more

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