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Origin and Meaning of Malaise

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ma`laise"
An indefinite feeling of uneasiness, or of being sick or ill at ease.

Etymology: F., fr. mal ill + aise ease

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  1. Physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)

From the French malaise (“ill ease”), from mal (“bad”) + aise (“ease”). Compare ill at ease.

  1. A feeling of general bodily discomfort, fatigue or unpleasantness, often at the onset of illness.
  2. An ambiguous feeling of mental or moral depression.
  3. Ill will or hurtful feelings for others or someone.

malaise was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Malaise

Ferdinand was born on February 23rd, 1806. He breathed his last breath on June 29th, 1892.


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Popularity of Malaise as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Malaise U.S.
  White 93.38% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

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People with the last name Malaise are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Malaise

  • How Popular is the name Malaise? As a last name Malaise was the 126,018th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Malaise? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Malaise was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Malaise: Your name in reverse order is Esialam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aimlsae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Malaise? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 136 people with the last name Malaise.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Malaise? Malaise is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Malaise born Jun 20, 1971

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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