Mal- Words: malabsorption to malversation
mal- (Latin: bad, badly, harsh, wrong; ill; evil; abnormal, defective; used primarily as a prefix).
This combining form has no etymological connection to male, meaning man or masculine; despite what some women may think.
Imperfect absorption (of food material by the body).
1. Poorly adjusted; unhappy or unsuccessful because of inability or failure to adjust to life's stresses; marked by depression, anxiety, and irritability. 2. Inadequately adjusted; exhibiting or characterized by psychological maladjustment.
Faulty adjustment. specifically in psychology, unsuccessful adaptation to one's social environment.
To administer, execute, or manage inefficiently or badly.
Lacking adroitness or dexterity; awkward, bungling, clumsy.
1. A specific kind of ill health, an ailment, a disease.
2. A morbid or depraved condition (e.g. of mind, morals, social arrangements, etc.); something that calls for a remedy or cure.
With or in bad faith.
1. A condition of bodily uneasiness or discomfort; especially, a condition of bodily suffering or lassitude, without the development of specific disease.
2. Discomfort, uneasiness, or indisposition, often indicative of infection.
Improper alignment of structures; such as, teeth or the portions of a fractured bone.
To utter a malapropism; to make a malapropism of (a word).
Ludicrous misuse of words; an instance of this.
In an inopportune or awkward manner; unseasonably, inappropriately.
The unwholesome condition of the atmosphere which results from the exhalations of marshy districts. Hence used as the name of a class of intermittent and remittent fevers formerly supposed to proceed from this cause, but now known to be caused by the bite of a mosquito of the genus Anopheles, by which the germs of the disease are conveyed.
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Having the property of killing malaria parasites.
1. Infected with malaria; malarious.
2. Belonging to, or of the nature of, malaria.
The scientific study of malaria.
Infected with malaria; of the nature of or producing malaria.
Imperfect assimilation; especially, in pathology, imperfect absorption of nutriments into the system.
Discontented, dissatisfied. Now chiefly in political use; actively discontented; indisposed to acquiesce in the existing administration of affairs (e.g. of the state, of a party, etc.); inclined to rebellion or mutiny; restless and disaffected.
1. The utterance of a curse; the condition of being under a ban or curse.
2. Reviling, slander; the condition of being reviled or slandered.
Of the nature of, or resembling a malediction.
Evil-doing; an instance of evil-doing, a criminal act; an act of wrong or injury to a person.
1. One guilty of a heinous offence against the law; a felon, a criminal.
2. An evil-doer; one who does ill towards another; especially, as an antithesis with "benefactor".
Producing disaster or evil; baleful in effect or purpose.
1. Of things and spiritual agencies: working harm, hurtful, malefic.
2. Of persons, their acts and dispositions: wrong-doing, criminal.
The attribute of being malevolent; the wishing or the disposition to wish evil to others; ill-will.
Of persons, their feelings and actions. Desirous of evil to others; entertaining, actuated by, or indicative of ill-will; disposed or addicted to ill-will.
Evil-doing; specifically, official misconduct on the part of someone in public employment.
Faulty or anomalous formation or structure of parts, especially of a living body.
Badly formed; marked by malformation.
Faulty or bad functioning.
1. The desire to injure another person; active ill-will or hatred.
2. A kind of evil intent that constitutes the aggravation of guilt distinctive of certain offences (especially, of murder), or which deprives some act, on the face of it unlawful, of a justification or excuse that might otherwise have been allowed.
A reference to people, their dispositions, etc. who lean toward malice; addicted to sentiments or acts of ill-will.
Bringing, or producing evil; unwholesome, insalubrious.
1. Tending to injure or to harm; malignant.
2. Of people and their dispositions; characterized by ill-will; desiring, or rejoicing in, the suffering of others; malignant, malevolent.
3. Of things evil in nature and effects; baleful, gravely injurious.
The state or quality of being malignant.
Showing great malevolence; disposed to do evil.
3. Malignant or intensely malevolent disposition; envenomed hostility; desire to inflict injury or suffering.
1. Of a disease; characterized by extreme virulence; exceptionally contagious or infectious. Now chiefly used as the distinctive epithet of a definite variety of a disease, as in malignant cholera, malignant small-pox, etc.
2. Growing worse, resisting treatment, said of cancerous growths.
3. Tending or threatening to produce death; harmful; virulent.
4. Characterized by malignity or intense ill-will; keenly desirous of the suffering or misfortune of another, or of others generally.
1. Wicked and deep-rooted ill-will or hatred; intense and persistent desire to cause suffering to another person; propensity to this feeling.
2. A reference to diseases or wounds; malignant character, malignancy.
3. The condition or quality of being highly dangerous or injurious; deadliness.
1. To feign illness, usually to arouse sympathy, to escape work, or to continue to receive compensation.
2. To pretend illness, or to produce or protract disease, in order to escape duty.
Someone who pretends to be sick in order to avoid some respnsibility.
Pretending to be sick.
Abnormal intercuspal relation of the upper and lower teeth [Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary].
Suffering from or provided with insufficient nutrition or nourishment; undernourished.
Faulty occlusion (of the teeth).
Terribly bad odor.
A description of having a bad odor; a foul stink.
1. Improper treatment or culpable neglect of a patient by the physician.
2. Illegal action by which a person seeks to benefit himself at the cost of others, while in a position of trust.
Faulty or abnormal rotation of a part of the body, especially of the intestines during development.
To abuse, ill-use; to handle roughly or rudely; to ill-treat.
The action of treating badly; the state of being treated badly.
Misconduct in public office.