Definition of malign :
1. Having an evil disposition toward others; harboring violent enmity; malevolent; malicious; spiteful; - opposed to benign.
2. Malignant; as, a malign ulcer.
3. To entertain malice.
4. To speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander; to vilify; to asperse.
5. To treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to wrong; to injure.
6. Unfavorable; unpropitious; pernicious; tending to injure; as, a malign aspect of planets.
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accuse (part of speech: verb)
abase (part of speech: verb)
detract (part of speech: verb)
shame (part of speech: verb)
slander (part of speech: verb)
- We have rejoiced to tread and trample the other peoples underfoot, to malign and traduce them, to single out and magnify their defects, to boast ourselves over them. - "The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife", Edward Carpenter.
- For centuries upon centuries we have had instilled into us the malign conception that in renunciation we shall find peace, and in starvation the most satisfying plenty. - "The Green Carnation", Robert Smythe Hichens.
- And in my view you cruelly malign him. - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.