Looking for negative words starting with M? You’ve landed on the right page, below I’ve put together a list of negative words that start the letter M.
I’ve included some of the more interesting, unusual, and powerful adjectives that have negative implications.
Finding the right words to describe something in the way you want can be very powerful. I hope you find the word(s) you’re looking for, good luck!
60+ Negative Words Starting With M
Macabre – disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death.
Maddening – extremely annoying.
Madman – a man who is mentally ill.
Maladjusted – failing to cope with the demands of a normal social environment.
Malcontent – a person who is dissatisfied and rebellious.
Maledict – to utter a curse against.
Malevolence – the state or condition of being malevolent; hostility.
Malicious – characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm.
Malign – evil in nature or effect.
Maltreatment – cruel or violent treatment of a person or animal; mistreatment.
Mangled – destroy or severely damage by tearing or crushing.
Maniac – a person exhibiting extremely wild or violent behavior.
Manipulate – handle or control (a tool, mechanism, information, etc.) in a skilful manner.
Marginal – relating to or at the edge or margin.
Mashed – (of a food or other substance) reduced to a pulpy mass by crushing.
Massacre – an indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of many people.
Meager – (of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality.
Meaningless – having no meaning or significance.
Measly – ridiculously small or few.
Meddle – interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
Mediocre – of only average quality; not very good.
Melancholy – a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.
Melodramatic – relating to melodrama.
Meltdown – a disastrous collapse or breakdown.
Menace – a person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger.
Mendacious – not telling the truth; lying.
Menial – (of work) not requiring much skill and lacking prestige.
Merciless – showing no mercy.
Messing – make untidy or dirty.
Mindless – acting or done without justification and with no concern for the consequences.
Misaligned – having an incorrect position or alignment.
Misbecomeing – to be inappropriate or unbecoming to.
Misbehave – (of a person, especially a child) fail to conduct oneself in an acceptable way; behave badly.
Miscalculate – calculate (an amount or measurement) wrongly.
Mischievous – causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way.
Misconception – a view or opinion that is incorrect because based on faulty thinking or understanding.
Miscreant – a person who has done something wrong or unlawful.
Miserable – (of a person) wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable.
Misfortune – bad luck.
Misgiving – a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something.
Misguided – having or showing faulty judgment or reasoning.
Misinform – give (someone) false or inaccurate information.
Misleading – giving the wrong idea or impression.
Mispronounce – pronounce (a word) incorrectly.
Misrepresent – give a false or misleading account of the nature of.
Mistaken – wrong in one’s opinion or judgment.
Misunderstanding – a failure to understand something correctly.
Moan – a long, low sound made by a person expressing physical or mental suffering.
Mobster – a member of an organized group of violent criminals; a gangster.
Mockery – teasing and contemptuous language or behavior directed at a particular person or thing.
Monotonous – dull, tedious, and repetitious; lacking in variety and interest.
Monstrosity – a thing, especially a building, which is very large and unsightly.
Moody – (of a person) given to unpredictable changes of mood, especially sudden bouts of gloominess or sullenness.
Moron – a stupid person.
Mortified – cause (someone) to feel very embarrassed or ashamed.
Mournful – feeling, expressing, or inducing sadness, regret, or grief.
Mudslinging – make malicious or scandalous allegations about an opponent with the aim of damaging their reputation.
Mundane – lacking interest or excitement; dull.
Murderous – capable of or intending to murder; dangerously violent.
Mysterious – difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or identify.
Are there any negative words beginning with the letter M you think should be on this list? Drop me a comment, I’m always open to adding more words – thanks!
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.