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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. Mike Pompeo:

    State Mike Pompeo calls on our allies and partners in government and industry around the world to join the growing tide to secure our data from the [ Chinese Communist Party's ] surveillance state and other malign entities, building a [ clean ] fortress around State Mike Pompeo citizens' data will ensure all of our nations' security.

  2. 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.

  3. Lisa Monaco:

    We know that Iran has used proxies, to include Hezbollah, around the world for its malign activity, as tensions escalate, it is important that there be a coordinated approach across the counterterrorism community, so that the FBI and others with responsibility for security here at home are aware of Lisa Monaco moves and potential responses to those moves.

  4. White House:

    We must restore the longstanding nonproliferation standard of no enrichment for Iran, the United States and United States allies will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Maximum pressure on The Iranian regime will continue until its leaders alter their course of action. The Iranian regime must end The Iranian regime nuclear ambitions and The Iranian regime malign behavior.

  5. John Bolton:

    The president has held the door open to real negotiations to completely and verifiably eliminate Iran's nuclear weapons program, its pursuit of ballistic missile delivery systems, its support for international terrorism and other malign behavior worldwide, all that Iran needs to do is to walk through that open door.

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