Meaning of “malaise” in the English Dictionary

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"malaise" in British English

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malaisenoun [ S or U ]

uk /mælˈeɪz/ us /mælˈeɪz/ formal

a general feeling of being ill or having no energy, or an uncomfortable feeling that something is wrong, especially with society, and that you cannot change the situation:

They claim it is a symptom of a deeper and more general malaise in society.
We were discussing the roots of the current economic malaise.

(Definition of “malaise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"malaise" in American English

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malaisenoun [ U ]

us /məˈleɪz, mæ-, -ˈlez/

a general feeling of bad health or lack of energy in a person, group, or society:

Many think there’s a growing moral malaise in society.

(Definition of “malaise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)