adjective Etymology: Latin maleficus wicked, mischievous, from male + -ficus -fic Date: 1652 1. having malignant influence ; baleful 2. malicious

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  • Malefic — Ma*lef ic, a. [L. maleficus: cf. F. mal[ e]fique. See {Malefaction}.] Doing mischief; causing harm or evil; nefarious; hurtful. [R.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • malefic — index adverse (negative), deleterious, detrimental, disadvantageous, disastrous, harmful, heinous …   Law dictionary

  • malefic — (adj.) 1650s, from L. maleficus wicked, vicious, criminal, from male ill (see MAL (Cf. mal )) + ficus, from stem of facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • malefic — malefic, maleficent malign, baleful, *sinister …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • malefic — [mə lef′ik] adj. [L maleficus < malefacere: see MALEFACTOR] causing disaster; harmful; evil …   English World dictionary

  • malefic — /meuh lef ik/, adj. productive of evil; malign; doing harm; baneful: a malefic spell. [1645 55; < L maleficus evil doing, wicked. See MALE , FIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • malefic — ma•lef•ic [[t]məˈlɛf ɪk[/t]] adj. productive of evil; malign; harmful: a malefic spell[/ex] • Etymology: 1645–55; < L maleficus evil doing. See male , fic …   From formal English to slang

  • malefic — adjective a) Evil, malicious. b) Having or exerting an evil influence …   Wiktionary

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