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malignity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Malignity  \Ma*lig"ni*ty\,  n.  [F.  malignit['e],  L.  malignitas.] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  malignant;  disposition  to  do 
  evil;  virulent  enmity;  malignancy;  malice;  spite. 
 
  2.  Virulence;  deadly  quality. 
 
  His  physicians  discerned  an  invincible  malignity  in 
  his  disease.  --Hayward. 
 
  3.  Extreme  evilness  of  nature  or  influence;  perniciousness; 
  heinousness;  as  the  malignity  of  fraud.  [R.] 
 
  Syn:  See  {Malice}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  malignity 
  n  1:  wishing  evil  to  others  [syn:  {malevolence}]  [ant:  {benevolence}] 
  2:  quality  of  being  disposed  to  evil;  intense  ill  will  [syn:  {malignancy}, 
  {malignance}]  [ant:  {benignity},  {benignity}] 




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