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malign - Dictionary definition and meaning for word malign

Definition
(verb) speak unfavorably about
Example Sentence
  • She badmouths her husband everywhere

Definition
(adj) evil or harmful in nature or influence
Example Sentence
  • prompted by malign motives
  • believed in witches and malign spirits
  • gave him a malign look
  • a malign lesion

Definition
(adj) having or exerting a malignant influence
Synonyms : evil , malefic , malevolent
Example Sentence
  • malevolent stars
  • a malefic force

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malign

Ma(bad) Lign(language) bad language
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by usairforce1985

sounds like MELLA(dirty) ...so to speak dirty/evil about others
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by userdce

MR. MALIGAN IS A PERSON WITH BAD MOUTH
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by amitarora

mal=bad, ling=related to language (lingual)...so, malign=use of bad language Also, it's opposite of BENIGN
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by Thisisnotme

similar to malingerer(one who avoids works on excuse of illness) ...if u call someone a malingerer u bring disgrace to his name.
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by Ashishbaldwa

Hindi - Jisaki pratima malin ki gayee hai by using slanderous remarks
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by ksameer_coep

maa ka land ... is a bad foul language
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by SHAKAL

Malli(dirty)+ Liguist ---> Malign
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by pingu

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