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malign


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Malign  \Ma*lign"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Maligned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Maligning}.]  [Cf.  L.  malignare  See  {Malign},  a.] 
  To  treat  with  malice;  to  show  hatred  toward;  to  abuse;  to 
  wrong  to  injure.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  people  practice  what  mischiefs  and  villainies  they 
  will  against  private  men,  whom  they  malign  by  stealing 
  their  goods,  or  murdering  them  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  speak  great  evil  of  to  traduce;  to  defame;  to  slander; 
  to  vilify;  to  asperse. 
 
  To  be  envied  and  shot  at  to  be  maligned  standing, 
  and  to  be  despised  falling.  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Malign  \Ma*lign"\,  a.  [L.  malignus  for  maligenus  i.  e.,  of  a 
  bad  kind  or  nature;  malus  bad  +  the  root  of  genus  birth, 
  race,  kind:  cf  F.  malin,  masc.,  maligne,  fem.  See  {Malice}, 
  {Gender},  and  cf  {Benign},  {Malignant}.] 
  1.  Having  an  evil  disposition  toward  others  harboring 
  violent  enmity;  malevolent;  malicious;  spiteful;  -- 
  opposed  to  {benign}. 
 
  Witchcraft  may  be  by  operation  of  malign  spirits. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Unfavorable;  unpropitious;  pernicious;  tending  to  injure; 
  as  a  malign  aspect  of  planets. 
 
  3.  Malignant;  as  a  malign  ulcer.  [R.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Malign  \Ma*lign"\,  v.  i. 
  To  entertain  malice.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  malign 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {benign}] 
  2:  having  or  exerting  a  malignant  influence;  "malevolent 
  stars";  "a  malefic  force"  [syn:  {malefic},  {malevolent},  {evil}] 
  v  :  speak  unfavorably  about  "She  badmouthes  her  husband 
  everywhere"  [syn:  {badmouth},  {traduce},  {drag  through 
  the  mud}] 




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