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Synonyms for malign
məˈlaɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. malign(adj)

    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, evil(verb)

    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 mud(verb)

    speak unfavorably about

    "She badmouths her husband everywhere"

    Synonyms:
    drag through the mud, traduce, badmouth

    Antonyms:
    beneficent, benign, kindly, benignant

Wiktionary

  1. malign(verb)

    Antonyms:
    benign

  2. malign(adjective)

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

    Antonyms:
    benign

  3. malign(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. malign(a.)

    Synonyms:
    malicious, malevolent, malignant, ill-disposed

  2. malign(a.)

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

  3. malign(v. a.)

    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. State Mike Pompeo on Thursday:

    It is misguided to think that the risks associated with installing equipment from suppliers subject to control by authoritarian regimes with a track record of malign cyber behavior can be mitigated.

  2. Martin Dempsey:

    My recommendation was to keep pressure on Iran on the other malign activities for as long as possible, i will say that I think time works for us as well as Iran ... and so with the agreement made and having the opportunity to give my advice, I support it.

  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 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani'd find the President willing to do it.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I told Admiral Jackson just a little while ago, what do you need this for ? this is a vicious group of people, they malign... what do you need it for ?

  5. Lance Morrow:

    The real 196s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963....It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out.


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