Definitions for malignantməˈlɪg nənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•lig•nantməˈlɪg nənt(adj.)

  1. inclined to cause harm, suffering, or distress.

  2. very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect.

  3. tending to produce death, as bubonic plague. (of a tumor) characterized by uncontrolled growth; cancerous, invasive, or metastatic.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of malignant:

1535–45; < LL; see malign , -ant


Princeton's WordNet

  1. malignant(adj)

    dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)


  1. malignant(Adjective)

    Harmful, malevolent, injurious.

  2. malignant(Adjective)

    Harmfully cancerous; as a malignant tumor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malignant(adj)

    disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious

  2. Malignant(adj)

    characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious

  3. Malignant(adj)

    tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria

  4. Malignant(noun)

    a man of extrems enmity or evil intentions

  5. Malignant(noun)

    one of the adherents of Charles L. or Charles LL.; -- so called by the opposite party

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of people, their actions etc) intending, or intended, to do harm

a malignant remark.

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