Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as malignancy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being malignant; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; disposition toward evil; intense ill will.
  • noun Unfavorableness; evil nature.
  • noun (Med.) Virulence; tendency to a fatal issue.
  • noun (Med.) A cancerous tumor that is spreading beyond the point of origin.
  • noun The state of being a malignant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun malignancy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
  • noun quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will

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Examples

  • Before there was suspicion, with the citation of his criminal behavior and apparent lack of remorse and contrition and humility etc., there is proof of at least past malignance.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

  • But where the Magician was grumpy, these were evil; there was incredible malignance in their misshapen faces.

    Falcon Street

  • It's recent malignance includes: painting the American President as a foreign-born, communist, Moslem, and the Canadian and all other socialized health care as having death panels to cull the elderly.

    Scientist Discusses Latest Report of Rising Global Temperatures | Universe Today

  • There can be 2 reasons only for not accepting humans as the main source of global warming: idiocy and malignance.

    Think Progress » CNBC Anchor Argues ‘Puny, Gnawing Little Humans’ Can’t Change The Climate

  • This past weekend, while feeling very frightened and frazzled at the prospect of losing my oldest continuous friend to a recently discovered mass of malignance, I took a silent vow that I would discontinue this blog if he didn't come out of his nine-hour surgery alive.

    The End of Blogging Days - A Rumination

  • This past weekend, while feeling very frightened and frazzled at the prospect of losing my oldest continuous friend to a recently discovered mass of malignance, I took a silent vow that I would discontinue this blog if he didn't come out of his nine-hour surgery alive.

    Archive 2008-04-27

  • Sowho are these merchants of noise, who work so hard, and so unobtrusively to dominate our attention, while hiding their malignance behind the frenzied smiles and desperate flim-flam of others who more effectively command our loyalty, respect, admiration and even doting adoration?

    Have you a radio or tv?

  • Every one thought the decision admirable; it traveled from lip to lip, gaining malignance by the way.

    Two Poets

  • Every one thought the decision admirable; it traveled from lip to lip, gaining malignance by the way.

    Two Poets

  • Doing so by deliberate malignance is called fraud.

    D'Arrigo: Making Cherry Pie « Climate Audit

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