malign


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, dishonor, dishonor by false reports, disparage, dispraise, falsify, fulminate against, impugn, libel, revile, ridicule, slander, slur, smear, smirch, speak evil of, speak ill of, spread an evil report, stain ones reputation, traduce, vilify, vilipend, vituperate II index bait (harass), brand (stigmatize), cold-blooded, complain (criticize), contemn, cruel, damage, decry, defame, denigrate, denounce (condemn), depreciate, derogate, destructive, disapprove (condemn), disastrous, discommend, discredit, dishonor (deprive of honor), disoblige, disparage, harass, harmful, humiliate, ill use, lessen, lethal, libel, malevolent, malignant, misrepresent, mistreat, outrageous, pernicious, pestilent, pillory, reproach, ruthless, sinister, smear, spiteful, stain, sully, toxic, unfavorable, vicious, virulent

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  • 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… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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; …   English World dictionary

  • Malign — Ma*lign , v. i. To entertain malice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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


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