malefic

[ muh-lef-ik ]
/ məˈlɛf ɪk /

adjective

productive of evil; malign; doing harm; baneful: a malefic spell.

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Origin of malefic

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