- tending to produce death, as bubonic plague.
- (of a tumor) characterized by uncontrolled growth; cancerous, invasive, or metastatic.
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The Nigerian neurotech entrepreneur who speaks five languages has developed a modem-sized device that can sniff out explosives in public spaces and diseases, including malignant tumors in humans.Matrix 2021: Is Neurotech ‘the One’ That’ll Save Us?|Sean Culligan|April 4, 2021|Ozy
Castillo’s attempt to restructure the agency led to pushback from the rank and file, ranging from malignant noncompliance to blatant racism.The DHS secretary could chart a new path on immigration. Will he?|Adam Goodman|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Similar mitochondrial gene losses are frequently seen in cancer cells, which is partly why malignant cells can often survive conditions that other cells wouldn’t.
And if trickle-down could start on a dinner napkin, surely the process of reversing its malignant effects can start with a book.Real Vs. Republican Populism: How to Win the War on Inequality|Michael Tomasky|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Immigration showcases the other malignant GOP tumor: The rage of the base.
Doctors have called these changes, pre-cancer or pre-malignant.
Democracy works this way: it has non-violent means of purging malignant elements.
Might either of the two bring up the malignant problems experienced by the Eurozone?
But in a malignant war there is injustice of ignobler kind at once to God and man, which must be stemmed for both their sakes.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
Here the proud state that claimed him as her own offspring, met him with the injustice of a malignant step-dame.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Mrs. Haight regarded the radiant young hostess with a malignant stare, prudently veiled by drooping lids.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
They were framed with malignant ingenuity, so as to leave no chance of escape save in open apostasy.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
Harry gave a disturbed, wondering look round, on seeing Edward's air of malignant satisfaction.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
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Derived forms of malignantmalignantly, adverb
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A descriptive term for things or conditions that threaten life or well-being. Malignant is the opposite of benign.