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pterodactyl commented on the word malefit
The exact opposite of benefit. As a verb, it means "harm" or "make worse". As a noun, it means "negative effect".I coined it because I don't like the word detriment in the phrase "benefits and detriments". Apparently, I'm not the only one -- Google finds several other independent inventions of malefit.
April 22, 2008
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