Meaning of cafard in English:


Pronunciation /kaˈfɑː/


mass noun
  • Melancholia.

    ‘work is the only thing which will keep the cafard at bay’
    • ‘This brought to mind descriptions of ‘Le cafard’ or ‘the bug’ of boredom faced by French Legionnaires.’
    • ‘Some of the crew have been showing signs of cafard, which is a space sickness generated by long stretches in space without relief or suitable activities of interest.’
    • ‘There hasn't been a case of cafard on this ship since I've been ship's doctor.’
    • ‘He had been in a military hospital at Montpellier, where he was struck by another fit of cafard.’


From French.