malaise

[ ma-leyz, -muh-; French ma-lez ]SEE DEFINITION OF malaise
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An incident showed me that his malaise was curable by one method only.

They swear by their malaise and by their malaise they shall die.

For me I am within a month of the period immune, and only feel a malaise in her company.

These signs are accompanied by fever, malaise, and depression of spirits.

Fever is slight or absent; there are malaise and loss of strength.

Yet all the time my nervousness and malaise increased appreciably.

Who can work hard if he is suffering from a perpetual feeling of malaise?

They are also a boon to rheumatic persons, helping to banish the muscular pains and general feeling of malaise.

Purpura rheumatica commonly begins with malaise, anorexia, debility, sometimes with mild fever.

He was suffering dreadfully from malaise and indigestion and gave with his usual force his usual putrid theory of the universe.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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