maladive

adjective mal·a·dive \ˈmalədiv\

Definition of maladive

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or affected by illness or disease :  sickly feeble a maladive condition her maladive step

  2. 2 :  marked by or expressive of moral weakness or unwholesomeness a maladive apology maladive poetry

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Origin and Etymology of maladive

Middle French maladif, from Old French, from malade sick + -if -ive


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