Definitions for malignməˈlaɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. malign(adj)

    evil or harmful in nature or influence

    "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"

  2. malefic, malevolent, malign, evil(verb)

    having or exerting a malignant influence

    "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"

  3. badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mud(verb)

    speak unfavorably about

    "She badmouths her husband everywhere"


  1. malign(Verb)

    To make defamatory statements about someone or something.

  2. malign(Adjective)

    evil or malignant in disposition, nature, intent or influence.

  3. malign(Adjective)


  4. Origin: Via French from Latin malignus, from malus + genus. Compare benign.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malign(adj)

    having an evil disposition toward others; harboring violent enmity; malevolent; malicious; spiteful; -- opposed to benign

  2. Malign(adj)

    unfavorable; unpropitious; pernicious; tending to injure; as, a malign aspect of planets

  3. Malign(adj)

    malignant; as, a malign ulcer

  4. Malign(adj)

    to treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to wrong; to injure

  5. Malign(adj)

    to speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander; to vilify; to asperse

  6. Malign(verb)

    to entertain malice

  7. Origin: [L. malignus, for maligenus, i. e., of a bad kind or nature; malus bad + the root of genus birth, race, kind: cf. F. malin, masc., maligne, fem. See Malice, Gender, and cf. Benign, Malignant.]


  1. Malign

    Malign is a Swedish black metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1994.

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  1. lingam

  2. laming

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