What does mauvais mean?

mauvais meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in French terms in English, "false, worthless," from French mauvais (fem. mauvaise) "bad," 12c., from Vulgar Latin malifatius, literally "one who has a poor great deal," from Latin malum "bad" (see mal-) + fatum "fate" (see fate (n.)).


mauvais - French to English

wrong [number, road]

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Sentence Examples with the word mauvais

In 1897 his five-act piece, Les Mauvais Bergers, was played at the Renaissance by Sarah Bernhardt, and he followed this up with Les Affaires sont les affaires (Theatre Francais, 1903), which was adapted by Sydney Grundy for Sir H.

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