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Definition of malaise noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//mæˈleɪz//
    [uncountable, singular] (formal)
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  1. 1the problems affecting a particular situation or group of people that are difficult to explain or identify economic/financial/social malaise The latest crime figures are merely symptomatic of a wider malaise in society.
  2. 2a general feeling of being sick, unhappy, or not satisfied, without signs of any particular problem synonym unease a serious malaise among the employees
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