In the process, the malaise of the “economy” will be magnified, but the strengths will not.
There was no Jimmy Carter-style “malaise” in his upbeat vocabulary.
To combat the malaise, fast food joints are pursuing a high-low strategy, or, as I prefer to dub it, the “Moms and Bros” strategy.
c.1300, maleise "pain, suffering; sorrow, anxiety," also, by late 14c., "disease, sickness," from Old French malaise "difficulty, suffering, hardship," literally "ill-ease," from mal "bad" (see mal-) + aise "ease" (see ease (n.)). The current use is perhaps a mid-18c. reborrowing from Modern French. A Middle English verbal form, malasen "to trouble, distress" (mid-15c.), from Old French malaisier, did not endure.
malaise mal·aise (mā-lāz', -lěz')
A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness.