Definitions

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  • n. Profane language of all kinds.

Etymologies

From Latin maledicta, plural of maledictum ("curse, insult") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Why do we think bleeping a swear word (maledicta, scatologisms, etc) makes it family friendly?

    Scatologisms, maledictia, and other fun things

  • The one, of extreme bitterness of words, especially if they be aculeate and proper; for cummunia maledicta are nothing so much; and again, that in anger a man reveal no secrets; for that, makes him not fit for society.

    The Essays

  • His words, Catullus cum maledicta minaretur, compared with the last lines of this poem, Irascere iterum meis iambis Inmerentibus, unice imperator, seem to justify my view that they belong here.

    Poems and Fragments

  • Atque hac persuasione vulgi fama inoleuit dum (vt ad maledicta optimè assuefactum est) vnus alteri huius montis incendum imprecatur.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Atque hac persuasione vulgi fama inoleuit dum (vt ad maledicta optim� assuefactum est) vnus alteri huius montis incendum imprecatur.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Adae vero ait, Quia paruisti voci uxoris tuae, et comedisti ex arbore de qua praeceperam tibi, dicens, Non comedes ex ea: maledicta terra propter to: in labore comedes eam cunctis diebus vitae tuae.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • (Genesis 3: 17), as “maledicta terra in opere tuo,” rather than “maledicta humus propter te.”

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • His words, _Catullus cum maledicta minaretur_, compared with the last lines of this poem, _Irascere iterum meis iambis Inmerentibus, unice imperator_, seem to justify my view that they belong here.

    The Poems and Fragments of Catullus

  • In the work of these primitive scribes all the punctuation is found, by the modern investigator with his optical instruments and chemical tests, to have been inserted by the writers 'ingenious and serviceable collaborator, the common house-fly -- _Musca maledicta_.

    INTERNET WIRETAP: The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce (1993 Edition)

  • The one, of extreme bitterness of words, especially if they be aculeate2 and proper; 3 for cummunia maledicta [common revilings] are nothing so much; and again, that in anger a man reveal no secrets; for that makes him not fit for society.

    LVII. Of Anger

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