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malediction

mal·e·dic·tion

malediction

 
 
pronunciation:
mae lih dIk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the expression of a wish that evil or harm come to someone; curse.
She hurled one last malediction at him before she slammed the door and walked out of his life.In the story, the witch's malediction turned the handsome prince into a terrifying beast.
synonyms:
curse, imprecation
antonyms:
blessing
similar words:
anathema, condemnation, damnation, hex, invective, jinx, spell
definition 2: slander; defamation.
synonyms:
calumny, defamation, slander, smear
similar words:
abuse, accusation, aspersion, denunciation, discredit, invective, libel, obloquy, slur, vilification
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derivations: maledictive (adj.), maledictory (adj.)
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