Definition of malignity :
1. Extreme evilness of nature or influence; perniciousness; heinousness; as, the malignity of fraud.
2. The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite.
3. Virulence; deadly quality.
deadliness, acrimony, hate, severity, sharpness, nastiness, attitude, malevolence, poisonousness, acerbity, viciousness, bitterness, moroseness, meanness, harshness, spitefulness, malevolency, hatred, ill will, asperity, hostility, causticity, malignancy, sourness, venomousness, virulence, fatality, tartness, maliciousness, unkindness, malignance, malice, resentment, despitefulness, spite, envy
- Varney had a habit of so representing himself,- of dwelling with a bitter eloquence, which his natural malignity made forcible, on the injustice of the world to superior intellect. - "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- But in the Papal organization we find a scrutiny which penetrated all secrets, a despotism that ironed reason and conscience, an ambition that grasped heaven and earth, a malignity that blasted for time and eternity- a policy in which all the elements of bigotry, terror, malice, duplicity and obduracy were incorporated in their most frightful proportion. - "Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues", John Alberger.
- Accept the unbelievable malignity of Iago- and you do accept it before you have proceeded far- and every step of the appalling chain of intrigue seems a natural outcome of the motives of the persons before us. - "Tragedy", Ashley H. Thorndike.