• WordNet 3.6
    • n malignity quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
    • n malignity wishing evil to others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Malignity Extreme evilness of nature or influence; perniciousness; heinousness; as, the malignity of fraud.
    • Malignity The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite.
    • Malignity Virulence; deadly quality. "His physicians discerned an invincible malignity in his disease."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n malignity The character or state of being malign; extreme enmity or evil disposition toward another, proceeding from baseness of heart; malice or malevolence; deep-rooted spite.
    • n malignity The quality of being malign or malignant; extreme evilness; heinousness; specifically, in pathology, virulence; malignancy.
    • n malignity Synonyms Ill-will, Enmity (see animosity), maliciousness.
    • n malignity Destructiveness, deadliness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Malignity state or quality of being malign: great hatred, virulence: deadly quality
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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
F. malignité, L. malignitas,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. malin, fem. maligne—L. malignus for maligenus, of evil disposition—malus, bad, and gen, root of genus.


In literature:

He never turned, but there was the same deadly malignity in his white profile that there had been in his eyes.
"The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers
One is not safe beneath so malign an influence.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
To be malignant is an opulence.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Bessie looked again, and saw him gazing at her companion with a malignant smile, and at the same time he beckoned her to approach.
"J.S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5" by J.S. Le Fanu
I burn with indignation yet, as I think of a malignant blockhead who once taught me for a few months.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. IX., March, 1862., No. LIII." by Various
Oozing out of every pore there are envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
The old man's eyes, full of cold feline malignance, were turned upon her, and La Cibot shivered.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
She showed a horrible malignancy in trying to dismiss the older servants, whom she knew to be favorites of mine.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
He was sure they were arranged in some order which had a secret and malign significance.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
Nevertheless his melancholy is grateful, because free from any dash of malignity.
"Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I." by H. N. Hudson

In poetry:

In all men's hearts it is.
Some spirit old
Hath turned with malign kiss
Our lives to mould.
"On Receiving News of the War" by Isaac Rosenberg
Now blest be Providence divine,
Surpassing human skill!
That often takes from things malign,
The privilege of ill.
"The Serpents" by William Hayley
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
And where, friend Quo, lay you hiding
across malignant half my years or so?
One evil faery
it was workt night, with amoroso pleasing
menace, the panes shake
where Lie-by-the-fire is waiting for his cream.
"Dream Song 32: And where, friend Quo, lay you hiding" by John Berryman
Cy. I jealous am of their maligne aspect,
And therefore hold it best to take away
That cause which may produce such bad effects;
For I shall never cease t'applaud his skill,
That in the shell, the Cockatrice doth kill.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act II" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

Although many cancer patients cope well with their disease, psychiatric disorders occur in almost 50% of patients in the setting of malignancy.
From left, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis in "Sex and the City 2," a film that's been critically maligned as insensitive to Muslims.
(CBS) Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest malignancies there is, killing more than 95 percent who have it within five years of diagnosis.
Extramedullary plasmacytomas are rare malignancies.
Most cases (80%) are seen in the head and neck region, where they represent 1% of all head and neck malignancies.
The milquetoast has been, and continues to be, maligned.
Comprehensive overview covers malignant mesothelioma , including peritoneal and pleural types of this cancer.
Mad Murdoch Maligns Mousy Mitt.
In the recent letter titled "Biblical truth provides the only true foundation" the writer once again maligns gays and lesbians by equating them with pedophiles.
In this series I will present some alternative viewpoints on the much-maligned and misunderstood creative force that is Fred Radtke.
Heck, she even comes in almost $4,000 behind the much-maligned film major .
Monte Kiffin, the much-maligned defensive coordinator of.
The maligned old boards are used as accents in an interior wall near the new Cal athletics Hall of Fame.
BETHESDA, MD 30 November 2012—FDA on November 29 announced the approval of cabozantinib oral capsules for the treatment of progressive, metastatic medullary thyroid cancer, a rare type of malignancy.
Okra is often maligned, but give this green vegetable another chance.

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