malefic

adjective
ma·​lef·​ic | \ mə-ˈle-fik How to pronounce malefic (audio) \

Definition of malefic

1 : having malignant influence : baleful

First Known Use of malefic

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for malefic

Latin maleficus wicked, mischievous, from male + -ficus -fic

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“Malefic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malefic. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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