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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.

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

Etymologies

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From Old French mal- from the Latin adverb male, from malus.

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