verb (used with object)
Origin of malign
SYNONYMS FOR malign
Related formsma·lign·er, nounma·lign·ly, adverbun·ma·ligned, adjective
Examples from the Web for maligned
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.
“Haters gonna hate” makes the person who says it into an automatic martyr, persecuted, misunderstood, maligned.
And in the end, it seems that Phillips, my old mentor, maligned as he has been by Cuban disinformation, will have the last laugh.
Take Mitt Romney, surely the most maligned front-runner of modern times.Iowa Caucuses Are as Distorted as a Funhouse Mirror|Howard Kurtz|January 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The one maligned by the mischievous gossip had been cast off, and alienated.Jessamine|Marion Harland
The facts can have been scarcely known which were to present Shelley to his imagination as a maligned and persecuted man.Life and Letters of Robert Browning|Mrs. Sutherland Orr
In order to save the property he has maligned my mother, and has cheated me and the creditors most horribly—most infernally.Mr. Scarborough's Family|Anthony Trollope
Opposite the nervous yet legible scrawl of the noble and maligned Magyar, Landor traced the following answer.
Many of St. Mary's parishioners of to-day are descended from these maligned Quakers.America, Volume I (of 6)|Joel Cook