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maledict

[mal-i-dikt]Archaic.
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adjective
  1. accursed.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to put a curse on.
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Origin of maledict

1540–50; < Late Latin maledictus accursed, Latin: past participle of maledīcere to speak ill of, abuse, equivalent to male- male- + dīcere to say
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Examples from the Web for maledict

Historical Examples

  • All the while the maledict banner of the Romanoffs writhes above them.

    McClure's Magazine, January, 1896, Vol. VI. No. 2

    Various

  • It seems to me I've read somewhere of one of our principal generals—Maledict Donald, wasn't it?

    Captain Jinks, Hero

    Ernest Crosby

  • And my father's maledict——But you will chide me for introducing that, now I am enumerating my comforts.

    Clarissa, Volume 7

    Samuel Richardson


British Dictionary definitions for maledict

maledict

verb
  1. (tr) literary to utter a curse against
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adjective
  1. archaic cursed or detestable
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