Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Accursed.
  • transitive verb To pronounce a curse against.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • adjective rare Accursed; abominable.

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

  • adjective accursed, cursed
  • verb To curse
  • verb To berate

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

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
  • adjective under a curse

Etymologies

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

[Middle English maladicte, from Latin maledictus, past participle of maledīcere, to curse : male, ill; see mel- in Indo-European roots + dīcere, to speak; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

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