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Synonyms for malign

Verb

1. badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mud, defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch
usage: speak unfavorably about; "She badmouths her husband everywhere"

Adjective

1. malign (vs. benign), cancerous, harmful, maleficent, unkind
usage: evil or harmful in nature or influence; "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"
2. malefic, malevolent, malign, evil, maleficent (vs. beneficent)
usage: having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
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