dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
Harmful, malevolent, injurious.
Harmfully cancerous; as a malignant tumor.
disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious
characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious
tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria
a man of extrems enmity or evil intentions
one of the adherents of Charles L. or Charles LL.; -- so called by the opposite party
Origin: [L. malignans, -antis, p. pr. of malignare, malignari, to do or make maliciously. See Malign, and cf. Benignant.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ma-lig′nant, adj. disposed to do harm or to cause suffering: malign: acting maliciously: actuated by great hatred: tending to cause death.—n. a name applied by the Puritan party to one who had fought for Charles I. in the Civil War.—n. Malig′nancy, Malig′nance, state or quality of being malignant.—adv. Malig′nantly. [L. malignans, pr.p. of malignāre, to act maliciously.]
The numerical value of malignant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of malignant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse.
Unfortunately, proven approaches do not currently exist to improve outcomes through early detection of malignant mesothelioma.
In one short verse I here express The sum of tomes of sacred lore: Beneficence is righteousness, Oppression?s sin?s malignant core.
The region is subject to the same threats as the globe is and that is there is a malignant organization that has established itself in the Middle East, ISIL, and they continue to export terror around the globe.
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
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- maligneCatalan, Valencian
- zhoubný, maligníCzech
- malign, bösartigGerman
- pahantahtoinen, vahingollinen, pahanlaatuinenFinnish
- malin, malveillantFrench
- malevolo, malignoItalian
- злокачественный, зловредный, болезнетворныйRussian
- zlòćudan, màlīganSerbo-Croatian
- zararlı, habis, kötü, kötü huyluTurkish
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