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Adjective: malign  mu'lIn
  1. Having or exerting a malignant influence
    "a malign force";
    - malefic, malevolent, evil
  2. Evil or harmful in nature or influence
    "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"
Verb: malign  mu'lIn
  1. Speak unfavourably about
    "She maligns her husband everywhere";
    - badmouth, traduce, drag through the mud

Derived forms: maligned, maligning, maligns

See also: cancerous, harmful, maleficent, malignance, malignancy, malignity, unkind

Type of: asperse, besmirch, calumniate [formal], defame, denigrate, slander, smear, smirch, sully

Antonym: benignant

Encyclopedia: Malign