Malignity

  • 1 Malignity — Ma*lig ni*ty, n. [F. malignit[ e], L. malignitas.] 1. The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite. [1913 Webster] 2. Virulence; deadly quality. [1913 Webster] His physicians… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 malignity — index bad repute, cruelty, fatality, harm, malice, mischief, rancor, resentment, spite …

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  • 3 malignity — late 14c., from O.Fr. maligneté, from L. malignitas ill will, spite, from malignus (see MALIGN (Cf. malign) (adj.)) …

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  • 4 malignity — malignancy, *malice, ill will, malevolence, spite, despite, spleen, grudge Analogous words: rancor, animus, animosity, *enmity, hostility: malignancy, maliciousness, spitefulness (see corresponding adjectives at MALICIOUS): hatred, *hate:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 malignity — [mə lig′nə tē] n. [ME malignitee < OFr malignité < L malignitas: see MALIGN] 1. persistent, intense ill will or desire to harm others; great malice 2. the quality of being very harmful or dangerous; malignancy 3. pl. malignities a malignant …

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  • 6 malignity — noun a) The quality of being malign or malignant; badness, evilness, monstrosity, depravity, maliciousness. His enjoyment of the spectacle I furnished, as he sat with his arms folded on the table, shaking his head at me and hugging himself, had a …

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  • 7 malignity — malign ► ADJECTIVE ▪ harmful or evil. ► VERB ▪ speak ill of. DERIVATIVES malignity noun malignly adverb. ORIGIN Latin malignus tending to evil …

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  • 8 malignity — noun Date: 14th century 1. malignancy, malevolence 2. an instance of malignant or malicious behavior or nature Synonyms: see malice …

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  • 9 malignity — /meuh lig ni tee/, n., pl. malignities for 2. 1. the state or character of being malign; malevolence; intense ill will; spite. 2. a malignant feeling, action, etc. [1350 1400; ME malignitee < L malignitas. See MALIGN, ITY] Syn. 1. See malevolence …

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  • 10 malignity — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Fatality] Syn. deadliness, virulence, noxiousness; see fatality . 2. [Hostility] Syn. hostility, envy, spite; see hate , hatred 1 , 2 , malice , resentment . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A desire to harm others or to see… …

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  • 11 malignity — ma lig·ni·ty || mÉ™ lɪgnÉ™tɪ n. wickedness, malice, desire to inflict harm or evil on another …

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  • 12 malignity — n. 1. Malice, malevolence, maliciousness, malignancy, hatred, animosity, ill will, rancor, spite. 2. Virulence, fatality, malignancy, deadliness, destructiveness. 3. Heinousness, enormity, evilness …

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  • 13 malignity — n 1. malevolence, malice, malignancy, animosity, maliciousness, enmity, hate, hatred, wrath, hostility, violence, ferocity, anger, dudgeon; venom, rancor, ill will, irascibility, spite, grudge, choler, pique, ire, acrimony, acerbity, bitterness,… …

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  • 14 malignity — ma·lig·ni·ty …

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  • 15 malignity — ma•lig•ni•ty [[t]məˈlɪg nɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the quality or state of being malignant 2) an instance of malignant feeling or behavior • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 malignity — /məˈlɪgnəti/ (say muh lignuhtee) noun (plural malignities) 1. the state or character of being malign; malevolence. 2. (plural) malignant feelings, actions, etc. {late Middle English, from Latin malignitas} …

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  • 17 malignity — noun 1. wishing evil to others • Syn: ↑malevolence • Ant: ↑benevolence (for: ↑malevolence) • Derivationally related forms: ↑malevolent ( …

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  • 18 Infected Malignity — Infobox musical artist Name = Infected Malignity Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Tokyo Japan flagicon|Japan Genre = Brutal death metal Melodic death metal Years active = 2004 Present Label = Galy… …

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  • 19 malice — mal ice (m[a^]l [i^]s), n. [F. malice, fr. L. malitia, from malus bad, ill, evil, prob. orig., dirty, black; cf. Gr. me las black, Skr. mala dirt. Cf. {Mauger}.] 1. Enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; a spirit delighting in harm or misfortune …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 Malice aforethought — malice mal ice (m[a^]l [i^]s), n. [F. malice, fr. L. malitia, from malus bad, ill, evil, prob. orig., dirty, black; cf. Gr. me las black, Skr. mala dirt. Cf. {Mauger}.] 1. Enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; a spirit delighting in harm or… …

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