malfaisant etymology

French word malfaisant comes from French mal-, French faisant

Detailed word origin of malfaisant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mal- French (fra) Badly; wrongly. Denotes the opposite of the unprefixed form.
faisant French (fra)
malfaisant French (fra) Evil, harmful, malfeasant.

Words with the same origin as malfaisant

Descendants of mal-
maladresse maladroit malaise malcommode malentendu malfamé malfaçon malfaçonné malhabile malheureux malhonnête malhonnêtement malhonnêteté malingre malnutrition malodorant malpoli malpropre malsonnant maltraiter malvoyant