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abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Malaysia (international car registration)


a combining form meaning “bad,” “wrongful,” “ill,” occurring orig. in loanwords from French (maladroit); on this model, used in the formation of other words (malcontent; malfunction). Compare male-.
[< Old French, representing mal adv. (< Latin male badly) and adj. (< Latin malus bad)]


References in classic literature ?
But the advisers n'entendent pas de cette oreille, voila le mal.
In his heart he hoped that Foinet would look at his picture, and that rare smile would come into his face, and he would shake Philip's hand and say: "Pas mal.
Honi soit qui mal y pense," murmured I, significantly.
He has no right to forget that he is an ani- mal and in me there is something that is Greek.
As he turned over the pages, his eye fell on the poem about the hand of Lacenaire, the cold yellow hand "du supplice encore mal lavee," with its downy red hairs and its "doigts de faune.
Goodfellow went on for some half hour longer in this strain, very much to the credit both of his head and of his heart; but your warm-hearted people are seldom apposite in their observations -- they run into all sorts of blunders, contre-temps and mal apropos-isms, in the hot-headedness of their zeal to serve a friend -- thus, often with the kindest intentions in the world, doing infinitely more to prejudice his cause than to advance it.
Neither did they go about the fields screaming dis- mal tunes.
The strong returns generated by the Al Mal Capital team in a flat market demonstrates that an unconstrained, bottom-up strategy focusing on alpha opportunities instead of the direction of the reference benchmark can create value for its clients," Naser Al Nabulsi, Vice-Chairman and CEO of Al Mal Capital, said in a statement.
He informed during current month, Bait ul mal gave Rs 100,000 to different NGOs, Rs, 337,000 to 33 deserving and needy persons while scholarship cheques of worth Rs 4,68,000 had been distributed among 18 students.
Mal, who produced Brookside and was head of drama for the BBC before beginning his American adventure, gave me many memorable lines.
Commenting on this, Afkar Capital's CEO Seif Fikry said, "We are very happy to see Al Mal Capital joining the DFM ETF Platform as a Liquidity Provider for UAETF.
Mike went on to become a top-flight footballer and Mal forged a career as a successful singer.