mal- definition

  • prefix:
    • Bad; poorly: maladminister.
    • Abnormal; abnormally: malformation.
    • bad, badly as with maladjusted, malcontent - faulty, faultily as with breakdown
    • maybe not
  • others:
    • A prefix in structure denoting sick, or evil, F. male, adv., fr. malus, bad, sick. In a few terms this has the form male-, as with malediction, malevolent. See malice.

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