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mal·e·dic·tion

 (măl′ĭ-dĭk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The calling down of a curse.
b. A curse.
2. Slander.

mal′e·dic′to·ry (-dĭk′tə-rē) adj.

malediction

(ˌmælɪˈdɪkʃən)
n
1. the utterance of a curse against someone or something
2. slanderous accusation or comment
[C15: from Latin maledictiō a reviling, from male ill + dīcere to speak]
ˌmaleˈdictive, ˌmaleˈdictory adj

mal•e•dic•tion

(ˌmæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən)

n.
a curse; imprecation.
[1400–50]
mal`e•dic′tive, mal`e•dic′to•ry (-tə ri) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malediction - the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)malediction - the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult); "he suffered the imprecations of the mob"
curse, execration, condemnation - an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

malediction

noun
A denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury:
Archaic: malison.
Translations

malediction

[ˌmælɪˈdɪkʃən] Nmaldición f

malediction

nFluch m, → Verwünschung f
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The long, barbed steel goblets were lifted; and to cries and maledictions against the white whale, the spirits were simultaneously quaffed down with a hiss.
He telleth it always in the third person, making believe he is too modest to glorify himself -- maledictions light upon him, misfortune be his dole
The very devil would be in it in that case," said Sancho; and letting off thirty "ohs," and sixty sighs, and a hundred and twenty maledictions and execrations on whomsoever it was that had brought him there, he raised himself, stopping half-way bent like a Turkish bow without power to bring himself upright, but with all his pains he saddled his ass, who too had gone astray somewhat, yielding to the excessive licence of the day; he next raised up Rocinante, and as for him, had he possessed a tongue to complain with, most assuredly neither Sancho nor his master would have been behind him.
Fogg, he was much more restless, counting and recounting the days passed over, uttering maledictions when the train stopped, and accusing it of sluggishness, and mentally blaming Mr.
The quiverings of incipient harmony were hushed, and the divine sat in speechless and almost terrified astonishment, while she undid the door, and stood up in the sacred desk from which his maledictions had just been thundered.
She echoed the maledictions that the occupants of the gallery showered on this individual when his lines compelled him to expose his extreme selfishness.
Its original owner, for whom it was made, was my great-grandfather, Bramwell Olcott Bartine, a wealthy planter of Colonial Virginia, and as stanch a Tory as ever lay awake nights contriving new kinds of maledictions for the head of Mr.
And I left him, muttering maledictions against his evil angel.
Thus "the unconscious" becomes a sort of underground prisoner, living in a dungeon, breaking in at long intervals upon our daylight respectability with dark groans and maledictions and strange atavistic lusts.
On George's intercourse with Amelia he put an instant veto--menacing the youth with maledictions if he broke his commands, and vilipending the poor innocent girl as the basest and most artful of vixens.
In economics all roads lead to Socialism, although in nine cases out of ten, so far, the economist doesn't recognize his destination, and incurs the malediction pronounced by Jeremiah on those who justify the wicked for reward.
said Suzanne, giving a tone of prophetic malediction to the words.