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Definition of Malign


  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.
  4. To treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to wrong; to injure.
  5. To speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander; to vilify; to asperse.
  6. To entertain malice.

Malign Quotations

I don't think anyone sets out to malign poor people but certainly that's what we do through organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Bob Geldof

But the first the general public learned about the discovery was the news of the destruction of Hiroshima by the atom bomb. A splendid achievement of science and technology had turned malign. Science became identified with death and destruction.
Joseph Rotblat

Ever since the destruction of Baghdad by the Mongols in 1258, the Muslim world has been in slow decline relative to the west. With Napoleon's invasion of Egypt and the creeping British annexation of Muslim India, that decline took on a malign aspect.
James Buchan

Not death but disease is the real enemy; disease, the malign force that requires confrontation. Death is the surcease that comes when the exhausting battle has been lost.
Sherwin B. Nuland

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.
Lance Morrow
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Malign Translations

malign in Dutch is schadelijk
malign in German is unheilvoll, schlechtmachen
malign in Italian is nefasto
malign in Spanish is aciago
malign in Swedish is elakartad, baktala
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