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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. doing or causing evil;

2. the quality or nature of being harmful or evil;
[syn: maleficence, mischief, balefulness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maleficence \Ma*lef"i*cence\, n. [L. maleficentia. Cf. Malfeasance.] Evil doing, esp. to others. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

maleficence n 1: doing or causing evil [ant: beneficence] 2: the quality or nature of being harmful or evil [syn: maleficence, mischief, balefulness] [ant: beneficence]