from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With or in bad faith.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. in bad faith

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. With bad faith; deceitfully; treacherously: opposed to bona fide.


Latin malā fidē : malā, feminine ablative of malus, bad + fidē, ablative of fidēs, faith.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin. The word mala, which is the ablative feminine of the word malus (meaning "bad") + fide, the ablative of fides meaning "faith". Literally meaning "in bad faith". (Wiktionary)


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