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

  • Bad; badly: maladminister.
  • Abnormal; abnormally: malformation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • bad, badly as in maladjusted, malcontent - faulty, faultily as in malfunction
  • not

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A prefix in composition denoting ill, or evil, F. male, adv., fr. malus, bad, ill. In some words it has the form male-, as in malediction, malevolent. See malice.


Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from male, badly, and malus, bad; see mel-3 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French mal- from the Latin adverb male, from malus. (Wiktionary)


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