Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a malignant manner; maliciously; with extreme malevolence; with pernicious influence; also, virulently.

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

  • adverb In a malignant manner.

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  • adverb In a malignant manner.

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  • adverb in a malignant manner, as of a tumor that spreads

Etymologies

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malignant +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I think the party has to recognize that its brand has been heavily tarnished by the Bush-DeLay-Frist axis of avarice, the kind of malignantly lethargic corruption and incompetence that reigned between January 2003 and January 2007.

    Why the hell is Giuliani the keynote speaker for the Republican convention?

  • After that history seemed to pause; whatever was lurking malignantly in the heart of our system stopped reaching out for a time, bland assurances were issued, whole worlds held their breath.

    365 tomorrows » 2009 » November : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Once they saw a coyote slide into the brush, and once Billy wished for a gun when a large wildcat stared at them malignantly and declined to run until routed by a clod of earth that burst about its ears like shrapnel.

    CHAPTER VII

  • He hated the chain that bound him, the men who peered in at him through the slats of the pen, the dogs that accompanied the men and that snarled malignantly at him in his helplessness.

    Reign of Hate

  • He spoke in the sharp, peremptory manner of a man who would take no nonsense, and the well men who obeyed his orders scowled malignantly.

    Chapter 1

  • The hand continued slowly to descend, while he crouched beneath it, eyeing it malignantly, his snarl growing shorter and shorter as, with quickening breath, it approached its culmination.

    The Mad God

  • His big fists were clenching and unclenching, and his face was positively fiendish, so malignantly did he look at Johnson.

    Chapter 12

  • Can one media entity be any more malignantly motivated?

    Sanford: Now I know what Palin felt like

  • Urbanization, televisionization, and feminization have aided and abetted this condition and I fear it is malignantly irreversible.

    Youth Sports

  • His eyes looked malignantly at me, and his grey whiskers bristled like those of an angry cat.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

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