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    use of 'malaise'

    Though Singapore's economy is export-driven, several Members of Parliament have urged the Government to get Singaporeans to spend more, as one response to the current economic malaise.

    What is the meaning of 'malaise'? Is it the correct word to use?

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    Exclamation Re: use of 'malaise'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Though Singapore's economy is export-driven, several Members of Parliament have urged the Government to get Singaporeans to spend more, as one response to the current economic malaise.

    What is the meaning of 'malaise'? Is it the correct word to use?

    Many thanks.
    Malaise means a social problem/illness like Poverty and crime which are two social malaises. These problems grow in a scocity due to economic problems/crisis. So the word is correctly used here.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 05-Feb-2009 at 04:08.

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    Re: use of 'malaise'

    Thanks, Sarat.

    Can 'malaise' be used of a person feeling that something is wrong with him and yet he does not know what it is? Can he tell the doctor "I'm suffering from malaise"?

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    Exclamation Re: use of 'malaise'

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    Thanks, Sarat.

    Can 'malaise' be used of a person feeling that something is wrong with him and yet he does not know what it is? Can he tell the doctor "I'm suffering from malaise"?

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    Yes, basically malaise means: Physical discomfort like a feeling of illness, unhappiness/uneasiness: Example- He wants to visit a doctor as he suffers from a general malaise with pains and depression.

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    Re: use of 'malaise'

    Thanks, Sarat.

    Can 'malaise' be used of a person feeling that something is wrong with him and yet he does not know what it is? Can he tell the doctor "I'm suffering from malaise"?

    Many thanks.

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    Exclamation Re: use of 'malaise'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Sarat.

    Can 'malaise' be used of a person feeling that something is wrong with him and yet he does not know what it is? Can he tell the doctor "I'm suffering from malaise"?

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    "Malaise" is not the name of a disease, it is a kind feeling of general bodily discomfort or unpleasantnes, often at the onset of illness.It can be a
    Pequiliar feeling of mental or moral depression. So you can say that but the doctor will immediately ask you how are feeling?

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    Re: use of 'malaise'

    Thanks, Sarat.

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