from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Illness, affliction.
- n. A longboard (type of surfboard).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Evil; disease.
- n. A prefix of Latin origin, through French (equivalent to dys- or caco- of Greek origin), meaning ‘bad,’ and implying usually imperfection or deficiency, and often simply a negative, as in malodor, a bad odor, malfeasance, bad- or wrong-doing, malformation, imperfect shape, maladroit, not adroit, malcontent, not content, etc. The prefix in this form occurs only in words taken from the French, or formed upon the analogies of such.
- n. An abbreviation
- n. of Malachi, a book of the Old Testament;
- n. of Malayan.
Mexicans call it mal de ojo, and in Brazil it's olho gordo.
The second issue we face is what I call a mal-investment or a mis-investment in parts of economies that cannot sustain themselves.
When we add in mal-employed college graduates working in jobs that do not require a college degree, there were 17 million unemployed or mal-employed college graduates for these 1 million job vacancies.
But that said, the questions remain, on what issues and when, am I morally obligated to speak out against the disparities that I see and the injustices inherent in mal-distribution of wealth and power ... and when am I obligated to focus on the log in my own eye (and not judge my brother for the speck in his eye) and keep my mouth shut?
The Evil Eye is an old and enduring fear, and it's spread across cultures: in Italy, it's malocchio, in Spanish mal ojo or el ojo, in Farsi, bla band, and in Hebrew it's ayin ha'ra (Yiddish: ayin hora).
It was just a lame joke about the fact that in English, mal is a prefix with a negative connotation, so mal-asian would be a negative thing.
In other words, what we are now facing is what may best be described as a mal-distribution of wealth.
Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal aka Don't Delive...
In 1129 a violent plague, known as the mal des ardents, carried off over 14,000 victims, but it ceased suddenly during a procession in her honour.
The one, we can call it the cynical design, that means the design invented by Raymond Loewy in the '50s, who said, what is ugly is a bad sale, la laideur se vend mal, which is terrible.