• WordNet 3.6
    • n malignancy quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
    • n malignancy (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Malignancy (Med) A cancerous tumor that is spreading beyond the point of origin.
    • Malignancy The state of being a malignant.
    • Malignancy The state or quality of being malignant; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; disposition toward evil; intense ill will; as, malignancy of heart.
    • Malignancy Unfavorableness; evil nature. "The malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemner yours."
    • Malignancy (Med) Virulence; tendency to a fatal issue; as, the malignancy of an ulcer or of a fever.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n malignancy The state of being malignant, in feeling or purpose; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice: as, malignancy of heart.
    • n malignancy In English history, the state of being a malignant; adherence to the royal party in the time of Cromwell and the civil war. See malignant, n., 2.
    • n malignancy The property of expressing malice or evil intent; malignant or threatening nature or character; unpropitiousness. Specifically
    • n malignancy In pathology, virulence; tendency to a worse condition: as, the malignancy of a tumor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Malignancy state or quality of being malignant
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  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.”
  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “A malignant sore throat is a danger, a malignant throat not sore is worse.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Malignant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. malignans, pr.p. of malignāre, to act maliciously.


In literature:

Yes, the landlord is a downright Malignant in his heart!
"The Children of the New Forest" by Captain Marryat
It is also a sign of the stiffening of the resistant "malice," or "motiveless malignity," which opposes creation.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
O Death, how unjustly thou hast been maligned!
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
He seemed to grow smaller, while over him towered the other, dark, fierce and malignant.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
In the square of light cast outside by the lamps within was a sinister, malignant face.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
He looked cool and malignant.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic
The use of the milk and flesh of diseased cattle has frequently been productive of malignant diseases in the human family.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
They ascribed extraordinary convulsions to this malignant power, and to his influence they traced madness.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
This fellow was not only cross-grained, but absolutely malignant.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
He neither halted nor spoke, but, casting on the latter a malignant glance, kept on.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Bulwark of England, God-given Liberty!
Name much malign'd, yet noble and glorious,
How rarely the masses who claim thee
Judge as they ought of the fools that maim thee!
"Freedom (In Alcaics.)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Oh, sacred wood! Oh, rumor, that profound
Stirs from the sacred woodland's heart divine!
Oh, plenteous fountain in whose power is wound
And overcome our destiny malign!
"Portico" by Ruben Dario
Well, let it scoff, malign, or ... worse!
Thou hast an independent purse;
Alike to thee its smile or sneer,
It hath no power to cause thee fear,
Nor is its censure worth a tear.
"Seclusion" by John Lawson Stoddard
Over the bland and kindly Day,
Unseasonable Night he flings;
Sinister darkness blear and grey,
A horror of malignant wings.
Pain and red havoc he bestows
On them that only asked repose.
"The Man Forsworn " by William Watson
Nay, never spook nor sprite is he,
But solid flesh and blood,
Who schemes with deep malignity
To stint my livelihood.
And he had vowed a vow my name
Shall never grace the scroll of fame.
"The Corpse That Won't Lie Still" by C J Dennis
III Valour misdirected ‘I'll hunt for dangers North and South,
‘To prove my love, which sloth maligns!’
What seems to say her rosy mouth?
‘I'm not convinced by proofs but signs.’
"The Angel In The House. Book II. Canto IV." by Coventry Patmore

In news:

Shakespeare's magnificently malignant spider, the Duke of Gloucester, soon-to-be Richard III, as embodied by the equally magnificent Guy Roberts, scuttles gleefully across Main Street Theater's Chelsea Market stage spewing evil in his wake.
He was subsequently treated for his renal malignancy and thrives to this day.
Arthur Frank discusses a more recent wrinkle in the fabric of malignancy , cancer support and cancer advocacy groups.
'Not a malignant cell in this body'.
Key molecule is absent or on the fritz in malignant cancers.
In Afghanistan, US Turns ' Malignant Actor' Into Ally.
Kennedy Diagnosed With Malignant Brain Tumor.
Massachusetts Sen Edward Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor, his doctors said Tuesday, a challenging health diagnosis for the iconic American political figure and the last surviving of the four famed Kennedy brothers.
Kennedy diagnosed with malignant brain tumor.
Ted K Has A Malignant Brain Tumor.
Kennedy Has Malignant Brain Tumor.
Malignant narcissists are predators who hunt easy prey.
McCain 'Confident' Heading Into Surgery to Have Malignant Melanomas Removed.
Senator John McCain of Arizona said today that he would have surgery on Saturday morning to remove two malignant melanomas that were discovered after a routine skin examination earlier this month.
They've been known to transform into the malignant variety.

In science:

Anderson Cancer Center for patients diagnosed with malignant melanoma.
Bayesian phase I/II adaptively randomized oncology trials with combined drugs
Degos L, Linch D, Lowenberg B. Textbook of malignant haematology, Taylor & Francis, 1999, 944 p. ISBN 9781853173226.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Through comparing the execution results between the two groups of cores, all malignant transient faults can be caught.
RepTFD: Replay Based Transient Fault Detection
Since any transient fault can only affect one group of cores, through comparing the results of the corresponding instructions on the two groups, RepTFD can detect malignant transient faults with 100% coverage (here we say that a transient fault is malignant if it leads to an incorrect instruction result).
RepTFD: Replay Based Transient Fault Detection
Fault coverage: For parallel workloads, we propose the first core-level transient fault detection scheme with 100% coverage, i.e., any malignant transient fault that cause an error in the result of an instruction can be detected.
RepTFD: Replay Based Transient Fault Detection