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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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