malaise malaise  /mæ ˈleɪz/


  • (n) physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)



  1. Adding to government's malaise, opposition accused ruling minister of accepting kickbacks in lieu of awarding favorable contracts.
  2. Corruption is deep rooted malaise that is eating away at our vitals and debilitating us.
  3. The indifference to so many killings is a sign of deep social malaise and has left observers baffled.


  1. Southern Europeans Flee to Germany to Avoid Economic Malaise -OECD

    Southern Europeans Flee to Germany to Avoid Economic Malaise -OECD
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Dow Whipsawed in First Three-Day Slump of '13

    Market Malaise: The Dow swung in a 200-point range Wednesday, finally selling off in its first three-day losing streak of the year.  
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  3. What Rally? Stocks Skid in Afternoon Trade

    After rallying early in the day, the markets slid far into negative territory in afternoon action as malaise set in across Wall Street.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX Business


  1. "The rejection is a symptom of the wider malaise that afflicts world cricket and its dysfunctional governing body," Speed wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Malcolm Speed Source:

  2. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said Wednesday that "the two countries need to speak the same language at international forums because both suffer from the same malaise, caused by the same mind-set of militancy and extremism," according to...
    on Mar 10, 2010 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: Washington Post

  3. "While some of the underperformance was difficult to avoid given the widespread market malaise, we believe we should have performed better and we are assessing all of the businesses where that was the case," Lewis told analysts.
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Ken Lewis Source:

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