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malignant

ma·lig·nant

malignant

 
 
pronunciation:
m lIg nnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: evil or injurious in intent, effect, or character.
Malignant rumors about her husband cast a shadow over her happiness.
synonyms:
baleful, baneful, evil, injurious, malefic, maleficent, malevolent, pernicious, sinister, spiteful, venomous, virulent, wicked
antonyms:
benevolent, benign, benignant
similar words:
bad, black-hearted, harmful, ominous, poison
definition 2: deadly or likely to cause death, as a cancerous growth.
Fortunately, the tumor was not found to be malignant.
synonyms:
baneful, deadly, fatal, lethal, mortal, terminal, virulent
antonyms:
benign, benignant
similar words:
cancerous, fateful, morbid, pathological, poison, toxic
derivation: malignantly (adv.)
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