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malignity

[ muh-lig-ni-tee ]
/ məˈlɪg nɪ ti /
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noun, plural ma·lig·ni·ties for 2.
the state or character of being malign; malevolence; intense ill will; spite.
a malignant feeling, action, etc.
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Origin of malignity

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

synonym study for malignity

1. See malevolence.

OTHER WORDS FROM malignity

non·ma·lig·ni·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for malignity

malignity
/ (məˈlɪɡnɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
the condition or quality of being malign, malevolent, or deadly
(often plural) a malign or malicious act or feeling
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