malignity


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ma·lig·ni·ty

 (mə-lĭg′nĭ-tē)
n. pl. ma·lig·ni·ties
1.
a. Intense ill will or hatred; great malice.
b. An act or a feeling of great malice.
2. The condition or quality of being highly dangerous or injurious; deadliness.

malignity

(məˈlɪɡnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the condition or quality of being malign, malevolent, or deadly
2. (often plural) a malign or malicious act or feeling

ma•lig•ni•ty

(məˈlɪg nɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being malignant.
2. an instance of malignant feeling or behavior.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malignity - wishing evil to othersmalignity - wishing evil to others    
hate, hatred - the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
maleficence - doing or causing evil
malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom - feeling a need to see others suffer
vengefulness, vindictiveness - a malevolent desire for revenge
2.malignity - quality of being disposed to evilmalignity - quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
benignancy, benignity, graciousness - the quality of being kind and gentle

malignity

noun
Translations

malignity

[məˈlɪgnɪtɪ] Nmalignidad f

malignity

nBösartigkeit f; (Med also) → Malignität f (spec)
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She doubted not that the continual presence of Roger Chillingworth -- the secret poison of his malignity, infecting all the air about him -- and his authorised interference, as a physician, with the minister's physical and spiritual infirmities -- that these bad opportunities had been turned to a cruel purpose.
Now unharness the remains of a once cow from the plow, insert them in a hydraulic press, and when you shall have acquired a teaspoon of that pale-blue juice which a German superstition regards as milk, modify the malignity of its strength in a bucket of tepid water and ring up the breakfast.
The little witch put a mock malignity into her beautiful eyes, and Joseph, trembling with sincere horror, hurried out, praying, and ejaculating 'wicked' as he went.
Rosa Dartle sprang up from her seat; recoiled; and in recoiling struck at her, with a face of such malignity, so darkened and disfigured by passion, that I had almost thrown myself between them.
You must have observed, gentlemen," said he, "an ignorant and a blatant ass, with a rasping throat and a countenance expressive of low malignity, who went through - I will not say sustained - the role (if I may use a French expression) of Claudius King of Denmark.
One great excellency in this tribe, is their skill at prognostics, wherein they seldom fail; their predictions in real diseases, when they rise to any degree of malignity, generally portending death, which is always in their power, when recovery is not: and therefore, upon any unexpected signs of amendment, after they have pronounced their sentence, rather than be accused as false prophets, they know how to approve their sagacity to the world, by a seasonable dose.
At length youth and a happy constitution surmounted the malignity, and I recovered my former health.
To form a safe and satisfactory judgment of the proper remedy, it is absolutely necessary that we should be well acquainted with the extent and malignity of the disease.
But as new-fangled and artificial treasons have been the great engines by which violent factions, the natural offspring of free government, have usually wreaked their alternate malignity on each other, the convention have, with great judgment, opposed a barrier to this peculiar danger, by inserting a constitutional definition of the crime, fixing the proof necessary for conviction of it, and restraining the Congress, even in punishing it, from extending the consequences of guilt beyond the person of its author.
It would be impossible to describe the expression of hate and baffled malignity, of anger and hellish rage, which came over the Count's face.
If, therefore, all the steps taken by the duke be considered, it will be seen that he laid solid foundations for his future power, and I do not consider it superfluous to discuss them, because I do not know what better precepts to give a new prince than the example of his actions; and if his dispositions were of no avail, that was not his fault, but the extraordinary and extreme malignity of fortune.
Having thus given vent to the flood of malignity which she mistook for inspiration, the speaker was silent.