malign

  • 1 malign — MALÍGN, Ă, maligni, e, adj. (Despre boli) De natură gravă, foarte primejdios. ♢ Tumoare malignă = tumoare canceroasă. Pustulă malignă = dalac. ♦ (Rar.) Înclinat spre rău, care face rău. [var.: (înv.) malín, ă adj.] – Din lat. malignus. cf. fr. m… …

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  • 2 malign# — malign adj 1 malignant, *malicious, malevolent, spiteful Analogous words: inimical, hostile, rancorous, antipathetic, antagonistic (see corresponding nouns at ENMITY): venomous, virulent, *poisonous, toxic Antonyms: benign Contrasted words:… …

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  • 3 Malign — may refer to Malign, a word meaning hostile, evil or ill wishing Malignant, a medical term describing a progressively worsening condition, such as cancer Malign (band), a gothic industrial band from San Francisco, California, best known for the… …

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  • 4 malign — ma*lign , a. [L. malignus, for maligenus, i. e., of a bad kind or nature; malus bad + the root of genus birth, race, kind: cf. F. malin, masc., maligne, fem. See {Malice}, {Gender}, and cf. {Benign}, {Malignant}.] 1. Having an evil disposition… …

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  • 5 Malign — Ma*lign , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Maligned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maligning}.] [Cf. L. malignare. See {Malign}, a.] To treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to wrong; to injure. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The people practice what mischiefs and… …

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  • 6 Malign — est une group de black metal suédois formé à Spånga, Stockholm en 1994. Sommaire 1 Membres 1.1 Membres actuels 1.2 Membres anciens 2 Discographie …

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  • 7 malign — [adj] hurtful, injurious antagonistic, antipathetic, bad, baleful, baneful, deleterious, despiteful, destructive, detrimental, evil, harmful, hateful, hostile, inimical, malefic, maleficent, malevolent, malignant, noxious, pernicious, rancorous,… …

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  • 8 malign — [mə līn′] vt. [ME malignen < OFr malignier, to plot, deceive < LL malignare < LL malignus, wicked, malicious < male, ill (see MAL ) + base of genus, born: see GENUS] to speak evil of; defame; slander; traduce adj. 1. showing ill will; …

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  • 9 Malign — Ma*lign , v. i. To entertain malice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 malign — I verb abuse, anathematize, asperse, attack, attack the reputation of, besmirch, blaspheme, bring into discredit, calumniate, cast a slur upon, cast aspersions, curse, decry, defame, defile, denigrate, denounce, deprecate, derogate, disesteem,… …

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  • 11 malign — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ harmful or evil. ► VERB ▪ speak ill of. DERIVATIVES malignity noun malignly adverb. ORIGIN Latin malignus tending to evil …

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  • 12 malign — {{11}}malign (adj.) early 14c., from O.Fr. maligne having an evil nature, from L. malignus wicked, bad natured, from male badly (see MAL (Cf. mal )) + gnus born, from gignere to bear, beget, from PIE root *gn to bear (see …

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  • 13 malign — [[t]məla͟ɪn[/t]] maligns, maligning, maligned 1) VERB If you malign someone, you say unpleasant and untrue things about them. [FORMAL] [V n] We maligned him dreadfully when you come to think of it. We assumed the very worst about him... [V n]… …

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  • 14 malign — malicious, malign, malignant, malevolent 1. All four words are connected with doing harm or evil (from Latin malus), but there are important differences. Malicious means ‘intending to do harm’ and is associated with people (or occasionally… …

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  • 15 malign — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English maligne, from Anglo French, from Latin malignus, from male badly + gignere to beget more at mal , kin Date: 14th century 1. a. evil in nature, influence, or effect ; injurious < the malign effects of illicit …

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  • 16 malign — 1. adjective a malign influence Syn: harmful, evil, bad, baleful, hostile, inimical, destructive, malignant, injurious; literary malefic, maleficent Ant: beneficial 2. verb he maligned an innocent man Syn …

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  • 17 malign — I UK [məˈlaɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms malign : present tense I/you/we/they malign he/she/it maligns present participle maligning past tense maligned past participle maligned to say unpleasant things about someone or something, usually… …

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  • 18 malign — maligner, n. malignly, adv. /meuh luyn /, v.t. 1. to speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of; slander; defame: to malign an honorable man. adj. 2. evil in effect; pernicious; baleful; injurious: The gloomy house had a malign influence upon… …

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  • 19 malign — ma|lign1 [məˈlaın] v [T usually passive] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: malignier to do evil, deceive , from Late Latin malignari, from Latin malignus; MALIGN2] to say unpleasant things about someone that are untrue = ↑slander ▪ She had… …

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  • 20 malign — ma|lign1 [ mə laın ] verb transitive to say unpleasant things about someone, usually unfairly: the much maligned coach of the San Diego Chargers malign ma|lign 2 [ mə laın ] adjective LITERARY causing harm: a malign influence/effect …

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