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mălĕdĭcus, a, um, adj. [maledico], foul-mouthed, abusive, scurrilous, slanderous (class.): conviciator maledicus, Cic. Mur. 6, 13: homines, Auct. Her. 2, 8, 12: maledicum esse in aliquem, Quint. 4, 1, 10. —Transf., of inanim. and abstr. things: civitas, Cic. Fl. 28, 48: lingua, Val. Max. 8, 9, 2: sermo, id. 7, 2, 6.—Hence, adv.: mă-lĕdĭcē, in a slanderous manner, abusively, scurrilously: maledice contumelioseque dicere, Cic. Off. 1, 37, 134; so, maledice ac maligne loqui, Liv. 45, 39, 16.