Maledicent Mal`e*di"cent, a. [L. maledicens, p. pr. of maledicere to speak ill; male ill + dicere to say, speak. See {Malice}, and {Diction}.] Speaking reproachfully; slanderous. [Obs.] --Sir E. Sandys. [1913 Webster]

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  • maledicent — |malə|dīsənt adjective Etymology: Latin maledicent , maledicens, present participle of maledicere to speak evil 1. archaic : addicted to speaking evil 2. archaic : slanderous …   Useful english dictionary

  • maledicent — adjective a) ((archaic)) one who enjoys using slanderous language b) reproachful in speech …   Wiktionary

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  • maledicent — One who is addicted to abusive speech …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • Maledicency — Mal e*di cen*cy, n. [L. maledicentia. See {Maledicent}.] Evil speaking. [Obs.] Atterbury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malediction — Mal e*dic tion, n. [L. maledictio: cf. F. mal[ e]diction. See {Maledicent}.] A proclaiming of evil against some one; a cursing; imprecation; a curse or execration; opposed to {benediction}. [1913 Webster] No malediction falls from his tongue.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • querulous — I adjective bewailing, canting, captious, carping, censorious, clamorous, complaining, contentious, cross, difficult, difficult to please, discontented, disputatious, dissatisfied, exceptious, faultfinding, fractious, fretful, grouchy, grumbling …   Law dictionary

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