[ muh-lig-nuhn-see ]
/ məˈlɪg nən si /
noun, plural ma·lig·nan·cies for 2, 3.
malignant character, behavior, action, or the like: the malignancies of war.
a malignant tumor.
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Also ma·lig·nance (for defs. 1, 2) .
OTHER WORDS FROM malignancynon·ma·lig·nance, nounnon·ma·lig·nan·cy, noun, plural non·ma·lig·nan·cies.
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How to use malignancy in a sentence
It was a thing of implacable malignance, of incredible ferocity.
Without a word, Lawler leaped and struck with bitter malignance.
You have hinted that It has a special motive for fixing hate upon me beyond mere malignance toward mankind.
The old man's eyes, full of cold feline malignance, were turned upon her, and La Cibot shivered.
British Dictionary definitions for malignancy
noun plural -cies
the state or quality of being malignant
pathol a cancerous growth
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Medical definitions for malignancy
The state or quality of being malignant.
A malignant tumor.
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