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Definition of "malefic" [ma•lef•ic]

  • Having or exerting a malignant influence. (adjective)
  • Evil; malicious. (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 "malefic" in a sentence
  • ""malefic" -- he would hate their gravity and purity, and feel for them that raging envy which is the tribute that virtue receives from vice."
  • "Mars is in this instance considered a 'malefic' trigger for the larger configuration of slower planets."
  • "King, "and Saturn, the angel of the church of Philadelphia, are astrologically known as malefic planets."
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