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A ‘malaise’ is a kind of indistinct, hard to describe sense of not being healthy or happy. It can apply both mentally and physically to a person, or more generally to a wider society in the form of mass discontent or despondency. Think of a malaise as a fog that obscures things and makes it hard to see a way forward.
The internal strife in that country has been exacerbated by a general malaise affecting the majority of the population.
Until the roots of our current economic malaise can be accurately identified, it’s hard to see a way out of it.
I woke up today with a vague feeling of malaise which left me with no interest in going to work or doing anything at all.