maledict

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj maledict under a curse
    • v maledict wish harm upon; invoke evil upon "The bad witch cursed the child"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Maledict Accursed; abominable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • maledict To address with maledictions; curse.
    • maledict Execrated; accursed; damned.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. maledictus, p. p. of maledicere,

Usage

In literature:

He answered that he was forced to it by conjuration and maledictions.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
There was a general laugh in the office, heavily spiced with maledictions.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
The late Lord Leitrim was exalted to the skies, but his murdered father was visited with blackest malediction.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
George, who hated Mr. Bottomley, grunted out his malediction, even though no one could hear him.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Croustillac, alone between the two groups, was a butt for the invectives, the attacks, and the maledictions of both parties.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
While their savage disposition was gladdened with the sight, they heaped maledictions on the dead.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
She called down maledictions on all the recipients of her gifts and wished them the worst harm that can befall the wicked.
"The Daughter of the Storage" by William Dean Howells
He was often heard to utter a malediction against the law of heredity.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
Mellen's agonized cry was answered by a hoarse murmur from his companion, which sounded like a malediction.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
A glance at the clock showed him that it was four in the morning and he muttered a malediction on the one who had called him.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

THIS love puts all humanity from me;
I can but maledict her, pray her dead,
For giving love and getting love of thee—
Feeding a heart that else mine own had fed!
"She, To Him, IV" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Yes, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, one of those scholarly madmen in the Israeli orbit, did call forth a malediction against the Palestinians and their leaders.
The old woman began calling on the spirits to heap a malediction on the old man.
But perhaps, there was just a little too much truth in Showalter's malediction.
As Hollywood prepares to honor its own, we weigh in with our annual picks and pans, predictions and maledictions.
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