malign

Part of speech: verb

To slander.

Part of speech: adverb

Malignly.

Part of speech: noun

Maligner.

Part of speech: adjective

Malicious; pernicious.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Harold Bindloss.