What does the word malignancy mean?

Usage examples for malignancy

  1. When stuttering in this stage is permitted to continue its hold upon the sufferer, the continued strain, worry and fear bring about a condition of extraordinary malignancy, in which the trouble develops into the Chronic Mental Stage. – Stammering, Its Cause and Cure by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue
  2. Verily, Sirs, this Health- drinking savoureth of Monarchy, and is a Type of Malignancy. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  3. Scarcely was I sold, than the plague which had made the tour of Africa, Asia, and Europe, broke out with great malignancy in Algiers. – Candide by Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell