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maleficent  (məˈlɛfɪsənt

Definitions

adjective

  1. causing or capable of producing evil or mischief; harmful or baleful

Derived Forms

maˈlefic  adjective
maˈlefically  adverb
maˈleficence  noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin maleficent-, from maleficus wicked, prone to evil, from malum evil

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