What is another word for malaise?

539 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ malˈe͡ɪz], [ malˈe‍ɪz], [ m_a_l_ˈeɪ_z]

Malaise is a feeling of discomfort or uneasiness that can be difficult to describe. There are several synonyms that can be used to convey this sense of physical or emotional unease. Some common synonyms for malaise include lethargy, fatigue, ennui, apathy, weariness, listlessness, and disquiet. Each of these terms captures a slightly different aspect of malaise - lethargy, for example, suggests a lack of energy or motivation, while ennui connotes a sense of boredom or dissatisfaction. By using these synonyms, a writer can convey the nuances of malaise and paint a more vivid picture of their subject's condition.

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What are the opposite words for malaise?

Malaise, meaning a general feeling of discomfort or unease, has a few antonyms that can help us understand the opposite feelings. One such antonym is "vitality," referring to an energetic and lively feeling of being healthy and vigorous. Another is "contentment," conveying a sense of satisfaction and ease. "Enthusiasm" expresses a positive and eager outlook towards life, while "wellness" indicates physical and mental health. Lastly, "excitement" can be a good antonym for malaise as it denotes a strong and positive emotion that can keep one engaged and motivated. These antonyms help contrast the negative feelings of malaise and provide an understanding of the opposite emotions one can experience.

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Usage examples for Malaise

There's an alarm clock set to buzz at eternity's gate, Midnight 1900. In probing the malaise that hit Europe circa 1881, psychologists would have us believe the world grew despondent.
"Sympathetic Magic"
Paul Cameron Brown
While science prospered, literature languished: and one of his own remarks, as to the desirability of a public and semi-official criticism of some great literary work, seems to suggest a reason for this intellectual malaise: "The public will take interest in this criticism; perhaps it will even take sides: it matters not, as its attention will be fixed on these interesting debates: it will talk about grammar and poetry: taste will be improved, and our aim will be fulfilled: out of that will come poets and grammarians."
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)"
John Holland Rose
A quarter of an hour sufficed to exasperate him with anxiety and physical malaise.
"The Nether World"
George Gissing

Famous quotes with Malaise

  • Many people who did not die right away came down with nausea, headache, diarrhea, malaise, and fever, which lasted several days. Doctors could not be certain whether some of these symptoms were the result of radiation or nervous shock.
    John Hersey
  • The working classes were becoming more and more sharply aware of the complex causes of international malaise.
    Leon Jouhaux
  • Dr. Evil The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.
    Austin Powers International Man of Mystery
  • I always felt a deep malaise in her — her writing and the fluctuations of her brilliant and esoteic conversation led her everywhere but to self-satisfaction.
    Elizabeth Bibesco

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