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ma·lef·ic

 (mə-lĕf′ĭk)
adj.
1. Having or exerting a malignant influence.
2. Malicious or harmful.

[Latin maleficus : male, ill; see mel- in Indo-European roots + -ficus, -fic.]

ma•lef•ic

(məˈlɛf ɪk)

adj.
productive of evil; malign; harmful: a malefic spell.
[1645–55; < Latin maleficus evil-doing. See male-, -fic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.malefic - having or exerting a malignant influencemalefic - having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
maleficent - harmful or evil in intent or effect
References in periodicals archive ?
Astrologists have associated this malefic planet with all sorts of evil: tyrants, wars, fatal accidents, strife, repression etc.
Neugebauer, The Exact Sciences in Antiquity (Copenhagen: Kjnar Munksgaard, 1951), 162; R Rochberg-Halton, "Benefic and Malefic Planets in Babylonian Astrology.
Like the science-fiction writers who in imagination have already departed this earth, he too wanders from planet to planet, a malefic voyager amidst malefic planets.