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maligned

[ muh-lahynd ]
/ məˈlaɪnd /
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adjective
spoken ill of; defamed or slandered: I pointed to my unweeded yard full of bees and waxed rhapsodic about the benefits of the maligned dandelion.Considered by many to be a usurper and murderer, Richard III is one of the most maligned kings in history.
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OTHER WORDS FROM maligned

un·ma·ligned, adjective
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