When you're maleficent, you're evil or want to do evil things. So it's safe to say that Satan is one maleficent guy.

This word is a bit old-fashioned and you don't hear it often. But there are still plenty of maleficent people in the world — they're the bad guys, the evil-doers, the folks who wish harm on others. Maleficent means something very close to malevolent or diabolical and is a lot stronger than naughty or mischievous.

Definitions of maleficent
  1. adjective
    harmful or evil in intent or effect
    baleful, baneful
    deadly or sinister
    evil, malefic, malevolent, malign
    having or exerting a malignant influence
    evil or harmful in nature or influence
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    doing or producing good
    exerting a favorable or beneficent influence
    having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
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Why "Maleficent" is a Magnificent Villain Name

In reimagining Sleeping Beauty, Disney had a great tool in their arsenal: the classic villain name "Maleficent."

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