maleficent

maleficent

[muh-lef-uh-suhnt]
adjective
doing evil or harm; harmfully malicious: maleficent destroyers of reputations.

Origin:
1670–80; back formation from Latin maleficentia maleficence; see -ent

maleficent, malevolent.
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maleficent (məˈlɛfɪsənt)
 
adj
causing or capable of producing evil or mischief; harmful or baleful
 
[C17: from Latin maleficent-, from maleficus wicked, prone to evil, from malum evil]
 
ma'lefic
 
adj
 
ma'leficence
 
n

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maleficent
1670s, from L. maleficent-, from stem of maleficus (see malefic).
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