adjective & adverbchiefly Law
In bad faith; with intent to deceive: [as adjective]: a mala fide abuse of position
More example sentences
- I have piled up the few chapters I can remember all around me and I am taking them apart a letter at a time, stripping them of intentions both mala fide and bona fide.
- We need to sift the grain from the chaff and check out whether the allegations of abuse are genuine, exaggerated or altogether mala fide.
- Often, they are bona fide, but they can be mala fide too, more often than what you would want to admit.
Latin, ablative of mala fides.
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