verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR malign
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OTHER WORDS FROM malignma·lign·er, nounma·lign·ly, adverbun·ma·ligned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for malign
Commerce will act to ensure that America’s technology—developed and produced according to open and free-market principles—is not used for malign or abusive purposes.
The debut comes as other unicorns seeking to go public such as Affirm and Roblox have pushed their IPO timelines to next year after seeing the much maligned “first-day pops” of DoorDash and Airbnb’s respective listings.Ahead of an IPO, Robinhood agrees to pay $65 million to settle SEC charges|Lucinda Shen|December 17, 2020|Fortune
Welles, he argued, did not deserve to be so unfairly maligned.The tangled history behind David Fincher’s Mank — and its link to Citizen Kane — explained|Alissa Wilkinson|December 4, 2020|Vox
I embraced foraging, an oft-maligned word after the chef-bro boom of the 2010s.
Measuring such perceptions quantitatively has much room for error, but it’s hard to deny that the scale and consistency of these polls are indicators of the US’s maligned and depleted image and influence in the world today.As The World Watches US Election, The Appeal Of America Is Diminished|LGBTQ-Editor|November 2, 2020|No Straight News
Biographer Andrew Roberts argues that history has maligned Napoleon by lumping him in with totalitarian thugs.
It's a place where minorities are degraded and maligned for fun.
Even the much-maligned Free Syrian Army numbers 70,000 to 90,000.Why We Shouldn't Be Scared of ISIS: Threat Inflation and Our Next Dumb War|Nick Gillespie|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Haters gonna hate” makes the person who says it into an automatic martyr, persecuted, misunderstood, maligned.
But a study out of Notre Dame this month appears to offer some support for the much-maligned tests.
One charm it has, which is felt while there and pleasantly remembered in absence—its much-maligned climate.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Some of them seem to have been the friends and teachers of the far-famed, and I believe unjustly maligned, Robert Browne.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
When we inquire what the Freethinkers, or Rationalists, are, it is readily seen that they have been maligned by "the faithful."Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
There is no doubt that the Irish regiments are greatly maligned.Under Wellington's Command|G. A. Henty
Even the much maligned crow lives to some extent upon insects.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter