malignity synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term malignity:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. malevolence, malignitynoun

    wishing evil to others

    Synonyms:
    malice, malignancy, malevolence, malignance, malevolency, malignity

    Antonyms:
    benignity, graciousness, benignancy

  2. malignity, malignancy, malignancenoun

    quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will

    Synonyms:
    malignancy, malevolence, malignance, malignity

    Antonyms:
    benignancy, benignity, graciousness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. malignity

    Acerbity is a sharpness, with a touch of bitterness, which may arise from momentary annoyance or habitual impatience; asperity is keener and more pronounced, denoting distinct irritation or vexation; in speech asperity is often manifested by the tone of voice rather than by the words that are spoken. Acrimony in speech or temper is like a corrosive acid; it springs from settled character or deeply rooted feeling of aversion or unkindness. One might speak with momentary asperity to his child, but not with acrimony, unless estrangement had begun. Malignity is the extreme of settled ill intent; virulence is an envenomed hostility. Virulence of speech is a quality in language that makes the language seem as if exuding poison. Virulence is outspoken; malignity may be covered with smooth and courteous phrase. We say intense virulence, deep malignity. Severity is always painful, and may be terrible, but carries ordinarily the implication, true or false, of justice. Compare ANGER; BITTER; ENMITY.

    Synonyms:
    acerbity, acrimony, asperity, bitterness, causticity, harshness, moroseness, severity, sharpness, sourness, tartness, unkindness, virulence

    Antonyms:
    amiability, courtesy, gentleness, good nature, kindness, mildness, smoothness, sweetness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. malignitynoun

    Synonyms:
    malice, malevolence, maliciousness, malignancy, hatred, animosity, ill-will

  2. malignitynoun

    Synonyms:
    virulence, fatality



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