mala fide

[mah-lah fee-de; English mey-luh fahy-dee]

adverb Latin.

in bad faith; not genuine.

mala fides

[mah-lah fee-des; English mey-luh fahy-deez]

noun Latin.

bad faith; intent to cheat or deceive.Compare bona fides(def 1). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Hinduism a string of beads or knots, used in praying and meditating

mala fide


undertaken in bad faith

Word Origin for mala fide

from Latin
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mala in Medicine



n. pl. ma•lae (-lē)

The cheek.
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