- tending to produce death, as bubonic plague.
- (of a tumor) characterized by uncontrolled growth; cancerous, invasive, or metastatic.
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Examples from the Web for malignantly
The fact is, we would never know how malignantly wicked our hearts are but for our eyes.Bunyan Characters - Third Series|Alexander Whyte
Almost every year the rumour of his death was spread abroad, malignantly, as he himself thinks.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation|Johan Huizinga
Colonel Cunningham speaks of “the malignantly sneaking expression of the pallid eyes.”Birds of the Plains|Douglas Dewar
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
Thereupon the hotheads lowered upon him malignantly, and Hardy Atkins hunted up his high-life bottle.Bat Wing Bowles|Dane Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for malignantly
Derived Formsmalignantly, adverb
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A descriptive term for things or conditions that threaten life or well-being. Malignant is the opposite of benign.