What does malignant mean?

Definitions for malignant
məˈlɪg nəntma·lig·nant

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word malignant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malignantadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. malignantadjective

    Harmful, malevolent, injurious.

  2. malignantadjective

    Harmfully cancerous; as a malignant tumor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malignantadjective

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

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

  2. Malignantadjective

    characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious

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

  3. Malignantadjective

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

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

  4. Malignantnoun

    a man of extrems enmity or evil intentions

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

  5. Malignantnoun

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Malignant

    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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. malignant

    In English history, one of the adherents of the house of Stuart; a cavalier; so called by the opposite party.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of malignant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of malignant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of malignant in a Sentence

  1. Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan:

    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.

  2. Sanskrit Proverb:

    In one short verse I here express The sum of tomes of sacred lore: Beneficence is righteousness, Oppression?s sin?s malignant core.

  3. Lion Shahab:

    For now, linking a rise in malignant brain tumors to mobile phone usage remains speculative and should not detract from encouraging lifestyle changes which are known to reduce cancer risk, such as adopting a healthy diet, reducing alcohol consumption and stopping smoking.

  4. Charles Robert Darwin:

    The assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for His existence. But this is a rash argument, as we should thus be compelled to believe in the existence of cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent Diety.

  5. Dan Cantor:

    President Trump signed President Trump second attempt at a Muslim Ban this morning, behind closed doors, admitting that President Trump first order was completely indefensible, the same goes for this one. We call on all elected officials to use every tool in their arsenal to stop this misguided and malignant executive order.

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