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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The calling down of a curse or curses. A wish that something bad will happen to someone.

Usage examples (31)
  • A malediction was pronounced against the town and ever since there has been no fresh water there.
  • But what shall I do, if my father cannot be prevailed upon to recall his malediction?
  • Agastya's malediction, have come by this condition.
  • But death upon the cross was a death of malediction, as we read Deut. for more
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