From Latin maleficus.
malefic (comparative more malefic, superlative most malefic)
- Having an evil or harmful influence; baleful. [from 17th c.]
- 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 96:
- I would have liked to know whether he thought this was due to the climate, the diet, or simply malefic djinns.