malediction

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

    Synonyms : imprecation
    Type Of : condemnation, curse, execration

malady

  1. impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

    Synonyms : illness, sickness, unwellness
    Type Of : health problem, ill health, unhealthiness
  2. any unwholesome or desperate condition

    Type Of : condition, status

maladroit

  1. not adroit

    Antonyms : adroit
    Examples :
    • a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve
    • a maladroit translation
    • maladroit propaganda

magnate

  1. a very wealthy or powerful businessman

    Synonyms : baron, big businessman, business leader, king, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon
    Type Of : businessman, man of affairs

magnanimous

  1. generous and understanding and tolerant

    Synonyms : big, large
    Examples :
    • magnanimous toward his enemies
  2. noble and generous in spirit

    Synonyms : greathearted
    Examples :
    • a magnanimous conqueror

maelstrom

  1. a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)

    Synonyms : vortex, whirlpool
    Type Of : current, stream

mesmerize

  1. induce hypnosis in

    Synonyms : hypnotise, hypnotize, mesmerise
    Type Of : calm, sedate, tranquillise, tranquillize, tranquilize
  2. attract strongly, as if with a magnet

    Synonyms : bewitch, magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, spellbind
    Type Of : influence, charm, tempt

malevolent

  1. having or exerting a malignant influence

    Synonyms : evil, malefic, malign
    Examples :
    • malevolent stars
  2. wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred

    Examples :
    • a gossipy malevolent old woman
    • failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful

mischievous

  1. naughtily or annoyingly playful

    Synonyms : arch, impish, implike, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked
  2. deliberately causing harm or damage

    Examples :
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods