malvado

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *malifātius, which consists of malus (bad) and fātum (destiny), probably via Old Occitan malvat, malvada.

Adjective[edit]

malvado m (feminine singular malvada, masculine plural malvados, feminine plural malvadas, comparable)

  1. bad; evil; wicked

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *malifātius, which consists of Latin malus (bad) and fātum (destiny), probably via Old Occitan malvat, malvada.[1] Cognates include: Catalan malvat, Old French malvais (modern mauvais), Italian malvagio.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /malˈbado/, [malˈβ̞a.ð̞o]

Adjective[edit]

malvado (feminine malvada, masculine plural malvados, feminine plural malvadas)

  1. evil, wicked, mean, bad
    Synonym: perverso
    Antonym: bueno
    • 2020 September 23, “Venganza, enredos y trapos sucios en Saint-Germain-des-Près”, in El País[1]:
      Cuando el hijo se lo explica todo al padre, este le pregunta: “¿Cómo has podido volverte tan malvado?”. “Malvado, quizá”, apostilla el narrador. “Pero feliz”.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan, Breve diccionario etimológico de la lengua castellana [Brief etymological dictionary of the Spanish language] (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, 2011, →ISBN