What does maligner mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defamer, maligner, slanderer, vilifier, libeler, backbiter, traducernoun

    one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel


  1. malignernoun

    Someone who maligns

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Malignernoun

    One who regards another with ill will.

    Etymology: from malign.

    Such as these are philosophy’s maligners, who pronounce the most generous contemplations, needless unprofitable subtleties. Joseph Glanvill, Apology.

    I thought it necessary to justify my character in point of cleanliness, which some of my maligners call in question. Gulliver’s Travels.


  1. maligner

    A maligner is a person who criticizes, speaks ill of, or spreads harmful or false information about someone or something. This behavior is often driven by malicious intent, aiming to damage the reputation or character of the subject in question. The term originates from the verb "malign" which means to speak about someone in a spitefully critical manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malignernoun

    one who maligns

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  1. germinal

  2. Germinal

  3. malinger

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maligner in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maligner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    causing disapproval or protest
    • A. obnoxious
    • B. whirring
    • C. tight
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