Definition of Malignance

1. Noun. (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death.

Exact synonyms: Malignancy
Terms within: Cancer Cell
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Generic synonyms: Disease
Specialized synonyms: Malignant Neoplasm, Malignant Tumor, Metastatic Tumor
Derivative terms: Malignant, Malignant



2. Noun. Quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will.
Exact synonyms: Malignancy, Malignity
Generic synonyms: Evil, Evilness
Attributes: Malign
Antonyms: Benignancy, Benignity
Derivative terms: Malign

Definition of Malignance

1. n. The state or quality of being malignant; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; as, malignancy of heart.

Definition of Malignance

1. Noun. malignancy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Malignance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malignance

maliceful
maliceless
malices
malicho
malichos
malicing
malicious
malicious gossip
malicious mischief
malicious prosecution
maliciously
maliciousness
maliciousnesses
maliferous
malign
malignance (current term)
malignances
malignancies
malignancy
malignancy and immunodeficiency
malignant
malignant anaemia
malignant anemia
malignant carcinoid syndrome
malignant catarrh
malignant catarrh of cattle
malignant catarrhal fever
malignant catarrhal fever virus
malignant ciliary epithelioma
malignant dysentery

Literary usage of Malignance

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1. The London Medical Gazette (1849)
"Again, similar evidence is to be had that the number attacked and the malignance of the disease pretty generally correspond with the prevalence of filth, ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... malignance (ma-lig'nans), n. [< malign<ni(t) + -ce.] Su mi1 as malignancy. The minister, as being much neerer both In eye and duty then the magistrate, ..."

3. War--what For? by George Ross Kirkpatrick (1910)
"Always, too, cunning, deception, malignance, egoism, egotism, coarse-grained dispositions, cheap ambitions, swaggering manners, fierce eyes, and the soft, ..."

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