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malediction - Dictionary definition and meaning for word malediction

(noun) the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
Synonyms : imprecation
Example Sentence
  • he suffered the imprecations of the mob

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malediction

MALEDICTION=MAL+DICTION. MAL means 'evil or ill' and DICTUM is 'saying'. So to say something evil is to CURSE.
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by imajeeth

male+(edict..sounds simillar to addict)....and imagine a situation where there is only one male in family who earns and if he becomes addicted to all bad habits like gambling,robbery,and alcoholism......he is curse on the family and society
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by preetisoni2411

Slang :: To see sheMALE(Chakka's) DICK(penis) is a CURSE for many of us.
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by rohan_1985

living in a male dominated country is like a curse
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by anchu.khanna

male+dictionary has curses is in it. similarly, 1) malefactor=male has criminal factor in him 2) malevolent=male is voilent(evil) sry!It was just to remember
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by kan

mal(bad)+ediction(addiction)...hence any bad addiction is a CURSE by god..or some1
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by aniketh21090

MAL means evil & DICTION means to speak, thus evil speak = MALEDICTION
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by Jackery

Opposite of BENEDICTION (i.e blessing) .....so this MALEDICTION is curse.
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by KSahoo

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by varmakarthik9

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