malignity malignity

Definition(s):

  1. (n) wishing evil to others
  2. (n) quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He comes from a long line of lawmen, and is having trouble comprehending the rising tide of motiveless malignity in his jurisdiction.
  2. That's the malignity that is really motiveless or hardest to understand.
  3. The end of the 20th century is sorting out different styles of malignity.

News

  • A final farewell

    Nothing is quite so unsettling as an untimely death. It throws us off, makes us unsure of where we stand, suggests a disordered malignity in the universe. That helps explain the visceral emotional reaction over the past week to the death of James Gandolfini, which was marked by a funeral...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. In 1814 Thomas Jefferson wrote, "I deplore . . . the putrid state into which our newspapers have passed and the malignity, the vulgarity and mendacious spirit of those who write for them . . . This has, in a great degree, been produced by the...
    on Dec 12, 2008 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Rocky Mountain News

  2. There, Burger wrote approvingly that "Blackstone described 'the infamous crime against nature' as an offense of 'deeper malignity' than rape, a heinous act 'the very mention of which is a disgrace to human nature,' and 'a crime not fit to be named.'...
    on Mar 4, 2004 By: Warren Burger Source: FindLaw

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