Definition of Malignment
1. Noun. Slanderous defamation.
Generic synonyms: Calumniation, Calumny, Defamation, Hatchet Job, Obloquy, Traducement
Derivative terms: Malign, Smear, Vilify
Lexicographical Neighbors of Malignment
Literary usage of Malignment
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Dryden, Hind and Panther, Pref. malignment (ma-Hn'ment), и. [< malign + -ment. ... That recrimination and malignment of motive. The Century, XXX. 675. ..."
2. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by United States Congress, Marion Mills Miller, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"... worst malignment that can possibly be uttered against that Democratic party is to tell the plain naked truth. The day is far distant when that old ..."
3. Barbarous Mexico: An Indictment of a Cruel and Corrupt System by John Kenneth Turner (1910)
"The truth of the whole malignment of Mexicans as a people seems very plain. It is a defense against indefensible conditions whereby the defenders are ..."
4. The Silent South, Together with the Freedman's Case in Equity and the by George Washington Cable (1899)
"... some on the other, of the debate, professing in common at least three quiet convictions : that recrimination and malignment of motive are the tactics of ..."
5. The Canada Law Journal by Law Society of Upper Canada, William S. Hein & Company, Canadian Bar Association (1907)
"... or the cause of dismissal had been stated needlessly so as not to have been within the privilege, an action for slander or malignment would lie. ..."
6. Kate Field: A Record by Lilian Whiting (1899)
"... still, misrepresentation, personal malignment, a distortion of facts, due either to mental failure to perceive intelligently, or to wilful blindness, ..."
7. Hawaiian America: Something of Its History, Resources, and Prospects by Caspar Whitney (1899)
"... Alabama, and Texas, and the white man does more work, gets more pay, and is less sickly. It is surprising how malignment of Hawaiian cli- THE ..."
8. Journal of the National Institute of Social Sciences by National Institute of Social Sciences (U.S.) (1917)
"... the administration of the city, the Commissioner of Charities and the Mayor have been subjected to misrepresentation, malignment and attack of a most ..."