Definition of Malignity

1. Noun. Wishing evil to others.

Exact synonyms: Malevolence
Generic synonyms: Hate, Hatred
Specialized synonyms: Maleficence, Malice, Maliciousness, Spite, Spitefulness, Venom, Vengefulness, Vindictiveness
Antonyms: Benevolence
Derivative terms: Malevolent



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

Definition of Malignity

1. n. The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite.

Definition of Malignity

1. Noun. The quality of being malign or malignant; badness, evilness, monstrosity, depravity, maliciousness. ¹

2. Noun. A non-benign cancer; a malignancy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Malignity

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Medical Definition of Malignity

1. 1. The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite. 2. Virulence; deadly quality. "His physicians discerned an invincible malignity in his disease." (Hayward) 3. Extreme evilness of nature or influence; perniciousness; heinousness; as, the malignity of fraud. Synonym: See Malice. Origin: F. Malignite, L. Malignitas. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malignity

malignant tertian fever
malignant tertian malaria
malignant tertian malarial parasite
malignant tumor
malignant tumour
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maligner
maligners
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malignifies
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malignifying
maligning
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malignity (current term)
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malihini
malihinis
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malingerer

Literary usage of Malignity

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1. Illustrations of Lying: In All Its Branches by Amelia Alderson Opie (1827)
"Not that malignity is an unfrequent feeling ;— not that dislike or envy, ... LIES OF FIRST-RATE malignity come next to be considered : and I think that 1 am ..."

2. The History of Christianity: From the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of by Henry Hart Milman (1840)
"In all the Oriental sects, this primary principle, malignity the malignity of matter, haunted the imagination ; and to this principle every tenet must be ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1841)
"... the attention of some one competent to the task of unveiling its mysteries and pointing out the means by which it may be disarmed of its malignity; ..."

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