malaise
[ ma-leyz ]
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Part of Speechnoun
Origin + Etymology
from French, from Old French mal ‘bad’ (from Latin malus ) + aise ‘ease’
Synonyms
  • unhappiness
  • restlessness
  • uneasiness
  • unease
  • melancholy
  • depression
  • despondency
  • dejection
  • disquiet
  • trouble
  • anxiety
  • anguish
  • angst
  • ills
  • lassitude
  • languor
  • weariness
  • enervation
  • doldrums
  • weakness
  • debility
Antonyms
  • calmness
  • good health
  • peace
  • soundness
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • happiness
Definition
a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or uneasiness whose exact cause is difficult to identify
Example
The disease has an insidious onset and presents with fever, malaise, and weakness.
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