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Meaning of malign

ma•lign

Pronunciation: (mu-līn'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of; slander; defame: to malign an honorable man.
—adj.
  1. evil in effect; pernicious; baleful; injurious: The gloomy house had a malign influence upon her usually good mood.
  2. having or showing an evil disposition; malevolent; malicious.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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