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Definition 1: speak unfavorably about - [verb of communication]

Samples where malign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She badmouths her husband everywhere

Synonyms for malign in the sense of this definition

(malign is a kind of ...) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

"The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"

Definition 2: evil or harmful in nature or influence - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where malign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prompted by malign motives
  • believed in witches and malign spirits
  • gave him a malign look
  • a malign lesion

(malign is similar to ...) like a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads

"remorse was cancerous within him" "pornography is cancerous to the moral development of our children"

(means also ...) harmful or evil in intent or effect

(means also ...) causing or capable of causing harm

"too much sun is harmful to the skin" "harmful effects of smoking"

(means also ...) lacking kindness

"a thoughtless and unkind remark" "the unkindest cut of all"

(... are attributes of malign) quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will

Definition 3: having or exerting a malignant influence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where malign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • malevolent stars
  • a malefic force

Synonyms for malign in the sense of this definition

(malign is similar to ...) harmful or evil in intent or effect

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