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

adj 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
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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