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Definition of the noun malignity
What does malignity mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: malignities
- wishing evil to others
- lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
- synonym of malignity: malevolence
- more generic words: hate / hatred = the emotion of intense dislike
- more specific words:
- quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonyms of malignity: malignance / malignancy
- antonym of malignity: benignity
- more generic words: evil / evilness = the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
- attribute: malign = evil or harmful in nature or influence
Alternative definition of the noun malignity
- The quality of being malign or malignant; badness, evilness, monstrosity, depravity, maliciousness.
- A non-benign cancer; a malignancy.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for malignity
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by Ezra Stiles ELY
MALIGNITY is a feeling, exercised in relation to sentient beings, in consequence of some emotion of hatred, anger, envy, suspicion, jealousy, Or other passions of which they have been the occasion. It induces us to wish them injury. MALICE is ...
by Orr, James
MALIGNITY. mal ́is, ma-lig ́ni-ti (κακι ́α, kakı ́a, πονηρο ́ς, pone ̄ro ́s, κακοη ́θεια, kakoe ̄ ́theia): “Malice,” now used in the sense of deliberate ill-will, by its derivation means badness, or wickedness generally, and was so used in Older English.
A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)
by Richard Soule
Malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, malignity, rancor, venom, hate, grudge, ill-will, hatred. Malevolent, <z. Malicious, malignant, spiteful, ill- disposed, ill- natured, hostile, envious, mischievous, evil-minded, resentful, rancorous.
The Synonymous, Etymological and Pronouncing. English Dictionary; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals ..... Ectracted from the Laubours of the Late Samuel Johnson (etc.) (1805)
ill will, inclination to hurt others, enmity, evil difpofition, evil intention, malignity, Inalignancy, MA LICE. Ma-lěv'o-lếnt, a. (Lat. malevolus) ill- difpofed toward others, envious, invidious, unfavourable, malignant. MALICE, Málsíce ...
They hold, that the cause of the gout is a malignant vapour that falls upon the joint; that the swelling is a kindness in nature, that calls down humours to damp the malignity of the vapours, and thereby assuage the pain. Temple. - Let the learn'd ...
by Robert Joseph Sullivan
ill-will, malignity, spite. Malevolent,**, ill-natured, malignant. Malevolently, ad. malignly; malignantly. Malev'olous, a. malevolent ; malicious. Malfea'sance, s. wrong ; an illegal deed. Mal'formation, s . a wrong or bad formation.
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Video shows what malignity means. The quality of being malign or malignant, badness, evilness, monstrosity, depravity, maliciousness.. A non-benign cancer, ...
Scrabble value of M3A1L1I1G2N1I1T1Y4
The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine