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"malign" in British English

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malignadjective

uk   /məˈlaɪn/ us   /məˈlaɪn/ formal
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   /məˈlɪɡ.nə.t̬i/

malignverb [T often passive]

uk   /məˈlaɪn/ us   /məˈlaɪn/
(Definition of malign from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 board members 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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