malediction malediction

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

Usage(s):

  1. A malediction seems to have plagued their cause from the very inception.
  2. For all his good intentions, the mediator, unfortunately, was a recipient of repulsive malediction from both sides.
  3. Only malediction ever discovered in any Pharaoh's tomb was in that of Amenhotep, threatening despoilers with poverty and ostracism, not death.

Quotes

  1. "It's definitely been a vice of mine, my biggest vice, knowing that I can win without working hard. It's a blessing and a malediction, so to say. But this time, I think I've been training a little more. I am more confident," said Williams, the...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Serena Williams Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "I said, `It's like a malediction here in Milwaukee. It just keeps going on,'" Bourdais said.
    on Jun 4, 2006 By: Sebastien Bourdais Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Mr. Wiesel said Auschwitz was "an executioner's ideal of a kingdom of absolute evil and malediction."
    on Jan 24, 2005 By: Elie Wiesel Source: UN News Centre

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