maledict

[ mal-i-dikt ]
/ ˈmæl ɪ dɪkt /
Archaic.

adjective

verb (used with object)

to put a curse on.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for maledict

British Dictionary definitions for maledict

maledict
/ (ˈmælɪdɪkt) /

verb

(tr) literary to utter a curse against

adjective

archaic cursed or detestable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012