: of, relating to, or affected by illness or disease : sickly, feeble
a maladive condition
her maladive step
: marked by or expressive of moral weakness or unwholesomeness
a maladive apology
maladive poetry

Word History


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

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“Maladive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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