What does malignant mean?

Definitions for malignantməˈlɪg nənt

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

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.]

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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ted Nelson:

    Most people are fools, most authority is malignant, God does not exist, and everything is wrong

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse.

  3. Jacek Mazurek:

    Unfortunately, proven approaches do not currently exist to improve outcomes through early detection of malignant mesothelioma.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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