Mal

abbreviation

Definition of Mal

Malachi

Other Jewish Religion Terms


mal-

combining form

Definition of mal-

1 a : bad
  • malpractice
b : badly
  • malodorous
2 a : abnormal
  • malformation
b : abnormally
  • malformed
3 a : inadequate
  • maladjustment
b : inadequately
  • malnourished

Origin and Etymology of mal-

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from mal bad (from Latin malus) & mal badly, from Latin male, from malus


MAL Defined for English Language Learners

mal-

Definition of mal- for English Language Learners

  • : bad or badly


MAL Defined for Kids

mal-

prefix

Definition of mal- for Students

1 : bad : badly
  • maltreat
2 : abnormal : abnormally
  • malformation

Medical Dictionary

mal

noun \ ˈmäl , ˈmal \

medical Definition of mal


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