Maligning
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 villainies they will against private men, whom they malign by stealing their goods, or murdering them. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander; to vilify; to asperse. [1913 Webster]

To be envied and shot at; to be maligned standing, and to be despised falling. --South. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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