Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Speaking reproachfully; slanderous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Speaking reproachfully; slanderous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective ) one who enjoys using slanderous language
  • adjective archaic reproachful in speech
  • adjective archaic slanderous

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The maledicent Bodyguard, more Bodyguards than he do now give fire; a man's arm is shattered.

    The French Revolution

  • Did the maledicent Bodyguard, getting (as was too inevitable) better malediction than he gave, load his musketoon, and threaten to fire; and actually fire?

    The French Revolution

  • Think of Mr. Cowen's artifices as being the sum of two components: a maledicent component that consists of the common desire since Charlie Haughey for our taoisigh to parlay the coffer of the taxpayer into a personal multimillion-euro financial empire and an impulsive component that consists of everything else.

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  • Compare the always generous Mark Sarvas (stunned with happiness at Obama’s victory, he says quietly, “Look at what this amazing country did” to the always maledicent Michael Bérubé (who is wowed by Obama’s win, but not so much by the victories of Senators Norm Coleman and Gordon Smith or by California’s approval of a gay-marriage ban, sneeringboggling: “Dang, what is wrong with you people?”

    A new style of political discourse

  • Compare the always generous Mark Sarvas (stunned with happiness at Obama’s victory, he says quietly, “Look at what this amazing country did” to the always maledicent Michael Bérubé (who is wowed by Obama’s win, but not so much by the victories of Senators Norm Coleman and Gordon Smith or by California’s approval of a gay-marriage ban, sneeringboggling: “Dang, what is wrong with you people?”

    Archive 2008-11-01

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  • maledicent – one who is addicted to abusive speech

    July 18, 2008

  • JM swears by his maledicent friends!

    November 22, 2009

  • The annals record not a precedent

    For comments like these of our president.

    Some language was salty

    Or grammar was faulty

    But none so obtuse or maledicent.

    September 6, 2018