Definition of maleficent in English:

maleficent

adjective

  • See malefic

    • ‘Therefore the only thing to do is participate in the life of nature, which is consequently to succumb to its maleficent mercy.’
    • ‘Can you see the maleficent glint in this ones eyes.’
    • ‘Terrible paranoiac fear gripped me, and behind every tree I suspected maleficent laughter being muffled.’
    • ‘My maleficent contemporary evidently only knew beatings and degradation.’
    • ‘Of course this is not to say that I cannot understand what it means to be the victim of maleficent events without having caused them myself.’
    • ‘The Aztecs believed the black sun was carried by the god of the underworld, and was the maleficent absolute of death.’

Pronunciation

maleficent

/məˈlɛfɪs(ə)nt/