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Definition of "malediction" [mal•e•dic•tion]

  • The calling down of a curse. (noun)
  • A curse. (noun)
  • Slander. (noun)

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 "malediction" in a sentence
  • "But what shall I do, if my father cannot be prevailed upon to recall his malediction?"
  • "If any kind of malediction be justifiable, it is _male dicere maledicis_, — to speak evil to evil speakers, for “as he loved cursing, so let it come unto him as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.”"
  • "Fortune did not whirl, but gay San Francisco dimmed and faded, and as the sun-bright snow turned black and blacker, he breathed his last malediction on the Chance he had misplayed."