from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or exerting a malignant influence.
- adj. Evil; malicious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Doing mischief; causing harm or evil; nefarious; hurtful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Doing mischief; producing disaster or evil; inauspicious.
- n. In astrology, an inauspicious star or planet.
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- adj. having or exerting a malignant influence
"malefic" -- he would hate their gravity and purity, and feel for them that raging envy which is the tribute that virtue receives from vice.
Mars is in this instance considered a 'malefic' trigger for the larger configuration of slower planets.
King, "and Saturn, the angel of the church of Philadelphia, are astrologically known as malefic planets.
More than a building, though not quite a personage in the novel, the mosque functions more as if it is an implacable yet silent deity imparting sentences on lives sometimes benefic, at other times malefic, but always of life-determining circumstance.
I, for one, miss Matt, and wonder who has taken him, and to what malefic purpose.
The pharisaical, malefic, and incogitant Guidelines for Bias-Free Writing is a product of the pointy-headed wowsers at the Association of American University Presses who established a Task Force on Bias-Free Language filled with cranks, pokenoses, blowhards, four-flushers, and pettifogs.
If the planet Moon is negatively placed or afflicted by any possible malefic placement or aspect or conjunction in your horoscope, these ill effects will affect your mental health.
His approval ratings have also gone down after Jupiter became retrograde on June 15th, 2009, and then Saturn, Mars square in Mid August 2009 was very malefic for him.
If the planet Sun is negatively placed or afflicted by any possible malefic placement or aspect or conjunction in your horoscope, these ill effects will minimize the benefits.
If the planet Mars is negatively placed or afflicted by any possible malefic placement or aspect or conjunction in your horoscope, these ill effects will bring conflicts and struggle in your career or occupation, delays your marriage, prevent childbirth, induce infertility, miscarriage or abortion, affect the health of your mother, trouble your home and disturb your mind.