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mal-

(word root) bad, evil
Examples of words with the root mal-: malfunction, malcontent

MAL

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

mal-

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)]

Mal.

Malachi.