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malefic

ma·le·fic

malefic

pronunciation:
m le fihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: evil; sinister; baleful.
synonyms:
baleful, evil, harmful, malignant, sinister
similar words:
bad, baneful, black, destructive, hurtful, malevolent, malign, nefarious, pernicious, threatening, venomous, virulent, wicked
Word Parts
The word malefic contains the following parts:
-fic Latin adjective-forming suffix that means making, doing, causing
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The suffix -fic occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to bases that are Latin noun roots. It is a form of "fer, lat2, -late".