Aristocrat as she was, something low, vulgar, and malignantly mocking came out upon Lady Attwill's face as Collingwood said this.
Beecher had not told on them; Beecher malignantly persisted in not telling on them.
His big fists were clenching and unclenching, and his face was positively fiendish, so malignantly did he look at Johnson.
"Whom else could I mean but Mr. Trirodov," replied Doulebova malignantly.
I saw Anna Sartorius malignantly smiling as she rocked herself in an American rocking-chair.
"I'll tell mamma," said she to him, malignantly, as if the sound could reach him.
I spoke, I fear, too contemptuously; but they spoke so irreverently, so malignantly of the Divine Wisdom that it overset me.
I do not say malignantly, because there was no malignant intention.
Here, of course, it is specialised and malignantly accelerated.
And malignantly, his eyes blazing with a jealous, evil light, he shot Stroud—twice.
1560s, in reference to diseases, from Middle French malignant and directly from Late Latin malignantem (nominative malignans) "acting from malice," present participle of malignare "injure maliciously" (see malign (v.)). Earlier in the church malignant "followers of the antichrist," from Latin ecclesiam malignantum in early Church writing, applied by Protestant writers to the Church in Rome (1540s). As an adjective, Middle English used simple malign (early 14c.). Related: Malignantly.
malignant ma·lig·nant (mə-lĭg'nənt)
Threatening to life, as a disease; virulent.
Tending to metastasize; cancerous. Used of a tumor.
A descriptive term for things or conditions that threaten life or well-being. Malignant is the opposite of benign.
Note: The term malignant is used in describing cancerous tumors (see cancer) because such growths are a threat to the health of the individual.
Note: The term is often used in a general way to denote something that is both destructive and fast growing: “The malignant growth of the suburbs is destroying the landscape.”