What does the word malign mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To slander.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Malignly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Maligner.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Malicious; pernicious.

Usage examples for malign

  1. So malign was its aspect that I shuddered in spite of myself, and then, in a fury I could not control, shouted out: 'Out of my presence, hag! – The Chevalier d'Auriac by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  2. That glance was arrested by the sight of the malign smile of the sea- green lady, as the gleaming face rose above the taffrail. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. Hetty, said Cheyne, I can't allow anyone to malign you, even if it's yourself, and if you have any faults, my dear, I'll take them with the rest. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss