malign definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce bad, harmful, and often false statements about; talk evil of.
    • To treat with malice; showing hatred toward; to abuse; to incorrect; to injure.
    • To speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander; to vilify; to asperse.
  • adjective:
    • Evil in disposition, nature, or intent.
    • Evil in influence; injurious.
    • Having or showing malice or ill will; malevolent.
    • evil or malignant in personality, nature, intent or impact.
    • malevolent.
    • Having an evil personality toward others; harboring violent enmity; malevolent; destructive; spiteful; -- opposed to benign.
    • Unfavorable; unpropitious; pernicious; tending to injure.
    • Malignant.
    • having or exerting a malignant influence
    • evil or harmful in general or influence
  • verb:
    • to create defamatory statements about some body or something.
    • speak unfavorably about
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To amuse malice.
  • others:
    • Having a really wicked personality toward other individuals; harboring violent hatred or enmity; harmful.
    • Unpropitious; pernicious; maintaining injure; likely to do or cause great harm: as, the malign influence of a designing knave.
    • In astrology, having an evil influence.
    • Malignant.
    • Synonyms See number under cancerous.
    • To treat with extreme enmity; injure maliciously.
    • To talk evil of; traduce; defame; vilify.
    • Synonyms Defame, Calumniate, etc. See asperse.
    • To amuse malice.

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