malitiosus etymology

Latin word malitiosus comes from Proto-Indo-European *moy-, and later Latin peior (Worse.)

Detailed word origin of malitiosus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*moy- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mol(w)ə- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
peior Latin (lat) Worse.
malitia Latin (lat) A bad quality; badness, wicked. Cunning, artfulness. Spite, malice; an act of malice.
malitiosus Latin (lat) Crafty. Malicious, wicked. Spiteful.