maleficence maleficence


  1. (n) doing or causing evil
  2. (n) the quality or nature of being harmful or evil




  1. A creature of such magnificent maleficence, who rules less by his own considerable powers than by others' fear of him, feeds on cunning and hatred.
  2. Bin Laden, who is incommunicado anyway, isn't required to authorize such comparatively minor maleficence but merely to inspire it.
  3. Here he is a figure of more majestic maleficence.
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infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /