Mal meaning

mal
Bad; badly.

Maladminister.

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Abnormal; abnormally.

Malformation.

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Bad or badly, wrong, ill.

Maladroit.

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(bible) Malachi.
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(bible) Malachi.
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Malaysia.
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Malaysian.
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(only in set phrases) Illness, affliction.

A grand mal seizure.

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(surfing) A longboard (type of surfboard).
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Malay.
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Malayan.
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Origin of mal

  • Fr < L male- < male, badly, malus, bad, evil

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin from male badly, malus bad mel-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French mal (“illness").

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of malibu.

    From Wiktionary