malefic

[ muh-lef-ik ]
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adjective
  1. productive of evil; malign; doing harm; baneful: a malefic spell.

Origin of malefic

1
First recorded in 1645–55, malefic is from the Latin word maleficus evil-doing, wicked. See male-, -fic

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How to use malefic in a sentence

  • Also, that the quality that had impressed me first as being malefic was really only its singular and original strangeness.

    Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
  • Also when there are malefic planets immediately setting or passing the nadir, in evil aspect to the luminary below the horizon.

    Astrology | Sepharial
  • But the contrary is the case when the 5th House is occupied by malefic planets and such as may be heavily afflicted.

    Astrology | Sepharial
  • malefic planets therein, especially in evil aspect to the Sun or Moon, shows many opponents.

    Astrology | Sepharial
  • The oppositions are uniformly evil, whether the planet involved in the direction be a benefic or malefic.

    Astrology | Sepharial