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  • adj. Assailed with contemptuous language
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of malign.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Assailed with contemptuous language.


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  • "One feels for one's friends when maligned, that is all," said Vaura, carelessly.

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  • Motherless, with neither brother nor sister, his aged and infirm father dying in Italy, where he could not be permitted to visit him, banished from his native land, jealously watched and menaced by all the allied powers, his fair name maligned, all these considerations seemed to fill his cup of sorrow to the brim.

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  • Over the weekend South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint suggested that marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell could have won her bid for Delaware's Senate seat had she not been so "maligned" by the national GOP.

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  • It is news to me that historians have "maligned" the Countess and that the Tolstoys 'marriage has been "labeled one of the worst in history."

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  • The audacity of such a return in the face of Turenne, who was doubtless in the King of Navarre's suite, almost took my breath away; nevertheless, I saw that it possessed one advantage which no other course promised -- that, I mean, of setting us right in the eyes of the world, and enabling me to meet in a straightforward manner such as maligned us.

    A Gentleman of France

  • Jim DeMint suggested that marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell she not been so "maligned" by the national GOP.

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  • That was almost worse than his babbling about the Angels being "maligned".

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  • McLeod also asserted that the board had "maligned" another complainant for leaking a confidential board report without sufficient evidence.

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  • Most ironically, the makeup, clothing, and hairstyles of prostitutes, which were maligned for their overt sexuality lipstick was “the scarlet shame of streetwalkers”, became widely fashionable among American women and are now so respectable that even First Ladies wear them.

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  • The much-maligned Cadillac Cimarron, sold through much of the 1980s, was blamed for cheapening Cadillac's image.

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