verb (used with object)

to put a curse on.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for maledict

imprecate, cuss, execrate, blaspheme, flame, damn, anathematize

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British Dictionary definitions for maledict



(tr) literary to utter a curse against


archaic cursed or detestable
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