Definition of malignity:
tartness, malignancy, moroseness, malice, malevolence, acrimony, envy, severity, fatality, hostility, spite, attitude, meanness, sourness, deadliness, unkindness, nastiness, sharpness, spitefulness, maliciousness, malignance, viciousness, malevolency, harshness, causticity, despitefulness, spite, bitterness, venomousness, virulence, acerbity, ill will, hate, resentment, hatred, poisonousness, asperity.
- "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.