a combining form meaning “bad,” “wrongful,” “ill,” occurring originally in loanwords from French (malapert); on this model, used in the formation of other words (malfunction; malcontent).
Malaysia (international car registration)
bad or badly; wrong or wrongly; imperfect or defective: maladjusted, malfunction
word-forming element meaning “bad, badly, ill, poorly, wrong, wrongly,” from French mal (adv.), from Old French mal (adj., adv.) “evil, ill, wrong, wrongly” (9c.), from Latin male (adv.) “badly,” or malus (adj.) “bad, evil” (fem. mala, neuter malum), of unknown origin, perhaps related to Avestan mairiia “treacherous.” Most Modern English words with this prefix are 19c. coinages.
mal (māl, mäl)
A disease or disorder.
Micro Assembly Language
Malaysia (international vehicle ID)
[mah-lah fee-de; English mey-luh fahy-dee] /ˈmɑ lɑ ˈfi dɛ; English ˈmeɪ lə ˈfaɪ di/ adverb, Latin. 1. in bad faith; not genuine. [mah-lah fee-des; English mey-luh fahy-deez] /ˈmɑ lɑ ˈfi dɛs; English ˈmeɪ lə ˈfaɪ diz/ noun, Latin. 1. bad faith; intent to cheat or deceive. Compare (def 1). /ˈmɑːlaː/ noun 1. (Hinduism) a string […]
[mal-uh-bahr] /ˈmæl əˌbɑr/ noun 1. a region along the entire SW coast of India, extending from the Arabian Sea inland to the Western Ghats. /ˈmæləˌbɑː/ noun 1. a region along the SW coast of India, extending from Goa to Cape Comorin: includes most of Kerala state
[mal-uh b-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-] /ˌmæl əbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/ noun, Pathology. 1. faulty of nutritive material from the intestine. /ˌmæləbˈsɔːpʃən/ noun 1. a failure of absorption, esp by the small intestine in coeliac disease, cystic fibrosis, etc n. 1879, from mal- + absorption. malabsorption mal·ab·sorp·tion (māl’əb-sôrp’shən, -zôrp’-) n. Defective or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the […]
[muh-lah-boh] /məˈlɑ boʊ/ noun 1. a town in and the capital of Equatorial Guinea, on N Bioko island. noun 1. a republic in W equatorial Africa, comprising the mainland province of Río Muni and the island province of Bioko: formerly a Spanish colony. 10,824 sq. mi. (28,034 sq. km). Capital: Malabo. /məˈlɑːbəʊ/ noun 1. the […]