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malign

adjective uk   /məˈlaɪn/ formal us  
causing or intending to cause harm or evil: Foreign domination had a malign influence on local politics. She describes pornography as "a malign industry".
Synonym
malignity
noun [U] uk   /məˈlɪɡ.nə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/

malign

verb [T often passive] uk   /məˈlaɪn/ us  
to say false and unpleasant things about someone, or to criticize someone unfairly: She has recently been maligned in the gossip columns of several newspapers. Much-maligned for their derivative style, the band is nevertheless enduringly popular.
Translations of “malign”
in Spanish calumniar, difamar…
in French dire du mal de…
in German verleumden…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡意的, 邪惡的, 有害的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意的, 邪恶的, 有害的…
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