Meaning of “malign” in the English Dictionary

(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)