malign Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “malign” in the English Dictionary

"malign" in British English

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uk   us   /məˈlaɪn/ formal
causing or ​intending to ​causeharm or ​evil: Foreign ​domination had a malign influence on ​localpolitics. She ​describespornography as "a malign ​industry".
noun [U] uk   /məˈlɪɡ.nə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/

malignverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /məˈlaɪn/
to say ​false and ​unpleasant things about someone, or to ​criticize someone ​unfairly: She has ​recently been maligned in the ​gossipcolumns of several ​newspapers. Much-maligned for ​theirderivativestyle, the ​band is ​neverthelessenduringlypopular.
(Definition of malign from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"malign" in American English

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malignverb [T]

 us   /məˈlɑɪn/
to say things about someone or something that are ​harmful and usually not ​true: He said he had been ​unfairly maligned by a few ​boardmembers who ​wanted him ​fired.
(Definition of malign from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “malign”
in Spanish calumniar, difamar…
in Vietnamese vu khống, nói xấu…
in Malaysian memfitnah…
in Thai ใส่ร้าย…
in French dire du mal de…
in German verleumden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意的, 邪恶的, 有害的…
in Indonesian memfitnah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡意的, 邪惡的, 有害的…
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