noun, plural ma·lig·ni·ties for 2.
Examples from the Web for malignity
She was resigned to the appreciation of women only, and these had in their appreciation narrowness of mind, malignity, and envy.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France
On the whole, we think the Spiritist trick is worse than the malignity of orthodox Christians.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
Sometimes merely written to catch the public attention, a malignity is indulged against authors, to season the caustic leaves.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
Others, "that from the malignity of his invidious nature, he regretted the preferring of many."
Had his cunning been equal to his malignity, he would have acted with more prudence.
British Dictionary definitions for malignity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for malignity
late 14c., from Old French maligneté, from Latin malignitas "ill-will, spite," from malignus (see malign (adj.)).