Definitions for malignantməˈlɪg nənt

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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

  6. Origin: [L. malignans, -antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See Malign, and cf. Benignant.]

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