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Synonyms for malign
məˈlaɪnma·lign

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  1. malignverb

    Antonyms:
    benign

  2. malignadjective

    evil or malignant in disposition, nature, intent or influence.

    Antonyms:
    benign

  3. malignadjective

    Antonyms:
    benign

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. malign

    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.

    Synonyms:
    abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, revile, ruin, slander, victimize, vilify, violate, vituperate, wrong

    Antonyms:
    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malignadjective

    evil or harmful in nature or influence

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

    Synonyms:
    malevolent, evil, malefic

    Antonyms:
    benign, beneficent, benignant, kindly

  2. malefic, malevolent, malign, evilverb

    having or exerting a malignant influence

    "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"

    Synonyms:
    evil, malefic, malevolent, vicious

    Antonyms:
    beneficent, benign, benignant, kindly

  3. badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mudverb

    speak unfavorably about

    "She badmouths her husband everywhere"

    Synonyms:
    drag through the mud, traduce, badmouth

    Antonyms:
    beneficent, benign, kindly, benignant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. malignadjective

    Synonyms:
    malicious, malevolent, malignant, ill-disposed

  2. malignadjective

    Synonyms:
    injurious, pernicious, unfavorable, baneful, very bad

  3. malignverb

    Synonyms:
    revile, slander, abuse, calumniate, asperse, defame, blacken, traduce, scandalize, disparage, vilify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "malign":

    malignant, discredit, defame, slander, pernicious, evil

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How to use malign in a sentence?

  1. Peter Moskos:

    Once he is a prisoner he is absolutely your responsibility, even if there was no malign intent, even if there was no assault, he's your prisoner. He goes into the wagon alive, he can't come out dead.

  2. Iran Dempsey:

    There's every reason to believe that the majority of it will be used to fix their economy that suffered under the sanctions, but I also am alert to the possibility that some if it could be used to support the other malign activities.

  3. John Bolton:

    If the Iranians are really willing to come and talk about all of their malign behavior in the region and around the world, I think they'd find the President willing to do it.

  4. Iran Dempsey:

    Now that there's a negotiated agreement, my job is to ... collaborate with allies in the Gulf and Israel to ... increase our vigilance for the other activities and then to work with them to mitigate the threat that would be posed if [the Iranians] choose to use this revenue for malign purposes.

  5. John Bolton:

    If the Iranians are really willing to come and talk about all of their malign behavior in the region and around the world, I think Iranian President Hassan Rouhani'd find the President willing to do it.


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