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malignity

[ muh-lig-ni-tee ]

noun

, plural ma·lig·ni·ties
  1. the state or character of being malign; malevolence; intense ill will; spite.
  2. a malignant feeling, action, etc.


malignity

/ məˈlɪɡnɪtɪ /

noun

  1. the condition or quality of being malign, malevolent, or deadly
  2. often plural a malign or malicious act or feeling


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Other Words From

  • nonma·ligni·ty noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of malignity1

1350–1400; Middle English malignitee, from Latin malignitās. See malign, -ity

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Example Sentences

So plainly faceless malignity was much on his mind when he wrote this book.

He never turned, but there was the same deadly malignity in his white profile that there had been in his eyes.

Like his father, he had to bear all that Spanish envy and Spanish malignity could inflict.

It was more ferocious than the merely brutal glare of a tiger; it was an intentional malignity, super-beastly and sub-human.

Some dreaded him for his malignity, others envied him for his intimate relations with their master.

The impression which it produced was in unison with the sublime malignity and horror of the landscape.

Your goodness, candor, and sincerity preclude your suspecting in others either fraud or malignity.

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