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Definition of "maleficent" [ma•lef•i•cent]

  • Harmful or evil in intent or effect. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "maleficent" in a sentence
  • "‘To free the world of a certain maleficent object.’"
  • "Latins called the maleficent ghosts of the dead, Larvae, and called the beneficent or harmless ghosts, Lares, or Manes, or Genii, according to Apuleius."
  • "Other things do not: we call them bad or "maleficent"."