from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Accursed.
  • transitive v. To pronounce a curse against.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. accursed, cursed
  • v. To curse
  • v. To berate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Accursed; abominable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To address with maledictions; curse.
  • Execrated; accursed; damned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
  • adj. under a curse


Middle English maladicte, from Latin maledictus, past participle of maledīcere, to curse : male, ill; see mel-3 in Indo-European roots + dīcere, to speak; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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