- tending to produce death, as bubonic plague.
- (of a tumor) characterized by uncontrolled growth; cancerous, invasive, or metastatic.
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He had therefore little right to expect indulgence from the party which he had unfairly and malignantly assailed.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Others say, still more malignantly, There is a certain man who labors with him in composing the Koran.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
He thrust out his thin flushed face, his pointed beard wagging malignantly.The Long Night|Stanley Weyman
And malignantly, his eyes blazing with a jealous, evil light, he shot Stroud—twice.'Drag' Harlan|Charles Alden Seltzer
The whole mighty bulk of L'Etat seemed above and about him, malignantly intent on crushing him out of existence.A Maid of the Silver Sea|John Oxenham
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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.