malign malign  /mə ˈlaɪn/


  1. (v) speak unfavorably about
  2. (adj) evil or harmful in nature or influence
  3. (adj) having or exerting a malignant influence


  1. Of course, there are those whose intentions were malign but not all that influential, whose perniciousness petered out.
  2. It is in part because of that malign reputation--and because the nation's feckless rulers have consistently reinforced it--that the world has been willing to let Congo bleed.
  3. I pass this terrifying radical fetish figure nearly every day without suspecting its malign intent.


  • Instructional program fills Neighborhood House with music

    To random passersby at the Neighborhood House on Friday, it might have sounded like a cacophony of shrill whistles conspiring to malign eardrums. But to a select group of teenagers that make up the music program R-SQUARED, led and founded by 17-year-old East Peoria Community High School student Noah Bond, it was the sounds of sweet music.
    on July 13, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star


  1. This is due "in significant part (to) the malign neglect of the regime," said British Foreign Secretary David Miliband. "I'd be amazed if there hadn't been about 100,000 who died already."
    on May 14, 2008 By: David Miliband Source:

  2. Benedict began his day addressing Catholic clergymen and nuns, telling them to be missionaries to those Angolans "living in fear of spirits, of malign and threatening powers. In their bewilderment they end up even condemning street children and the...
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: FOXNews

  3. "Like its previous coverage, these latest allegations are completely false and have no basis in reality," Craig said in a statement. "I won't let this paper's attempt to malign my name stop me from continuing my work to serve the people of...
    on Dec 2, 2007 By: Larry Craig Source: USA Today

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