a.1.Having an evil disposition toward others; harboring violent enmity; malevolent; malicious; spiteful; - opposed to benign.
2.Unfavorable; unpropitious; pernicious; tending to injure; as, a malign aspect of planets.
3.Malignant; as, a malign ulcer.
v. t.1.To treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to wrong; to injure.
[imp. & p. p. Maligned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Maligning.]
2.To speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander; to vilify; to asperse.
v. i.1.To entertain malice.
Verb1.malign - speak unfavorably about; "She badmouthes her husband everywhere"
Adj.1.malign - 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"
benignant, benign - pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"
2.malign - having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
Synonyms: malefic, malevolent, evil
antagonistic, antipathetic, asperse, atrocious, backbite, bad-mouth, baleful, baneful, barbaric, barbarous, befoul, besmirch, bespatter, bestial, bitchy, blacken, bloody, blow upon, brutal, brutish, calumniate, cast aspersions on, cast reflections on, catching, communicable, contagious, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, cussed, damaging, deadly, death-bringing, deathful, deathly, decry, defile, deleterious, denigrate, depreciate, derogate, despiteful, destructive, detract, detrimental, disadvantageous, disparage, disserviceable, distressing, envenomed, evil, fatal, feral, ferine, ferocious, fierce, harmful, hateful, hostile, hurtful, infectious, infective, inhuman, inimical, iniquitous, injurious, internecine, invidious, kill-crazy, killing, lethal, libel, malefic, maleficent, malevolent, malicious, malignant, mean, mephitic, merciless, miasmal, miasmatic, miasmic, mischievous, mortal, murderous, nasty, noisome, noncivilized, noxious, ominous, ornery, pernicious, pestiferous, pestilential, pitiless, poisonous, pollute, prejudicial, rancorous, ruthless, sanguinary, savage, scandal, scandalize, scatheful, slander, slur, smear, smirch, soil, spatter, spiteful, stain, sully, taint, tameless, tarnish, tear down, toxic, toxicant, toxiferous, uncivilized, ungentle, untamed, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, vilify, virulent, vituperate, wicked, wild
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Mali franc
Malic acid
malice aforethought
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malicious mischief
Malicious prosecution
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malignant anaemia
malignant anemia
malignant hepatoma
malignant hypertension
malignant hyperthermia
Malignant lymphoma
malignant melanoma
malignant neoplasm
malignant neoplastic disease
malignant neuroma
malignant pustule
Malignant sore throat
malignant tumor
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