• WordNet 3.6
    • n malignment slanderous defamation
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n malignment The act of maligning.
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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.”


In literature:

I never saw one so deadly or so malignant before.
"Hilda Wade" by Grant Allen
The snarl gave way slowly to a grim more malign than his open hostility.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
I take no knowledge that they do malign me.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
Malignant Greek troops pack the recess, lurk in their own offering.
"The Satyricon, Complete" by Petronius Arbiter
Evil spirits have been at work all through, devilish, malignant demons.
"The Bride of the Nile, Complete" by Georg Ebers
None but a blind man, a fool, a malignant idiot, could doubt it!
"A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete" by Georg Ebers
However, before the parson could notice the sigh or conjecture the cause, Dr. Riccabocca's thin lips took an expression almost malignant.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It is an episode in the drama of Parisian life, and one not so uncommon as the malignant may suppose.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
While all these trifles gave rise to malignant envy in the ladies of Sancerre, Dinah's conversation and wit engendered absolute aversion.
"Parisians in the Country" by Honore de Balzac
I, a newcomer, venture to apply what I believe to be a new superlative, and to call her the most maligned city in the world.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections" by William Archer
George Warrington watched his mother's emotion, and interpreted it with a pang of malignant scorn.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
She lay on her bed shivering and wondering what malign power it was that had seized her.
"The Cathedral" by Sir Hugh Walpole
It was broad, ugly, and malignant.
"The Room in the Dragon Volant" by J. Sheridan LeFanu
Now, I want to tell you that I am not only an innocent but a much-maligned man.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
But he shall find in us, no malignity of censure.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6" by Samuel Johnson
Corn will wither at their malign aspects; and there shall fall no dew from heaven.
"Old English Chronicles" by Various
Now as to the other malignant spirit.
"The Brothers' War" by John Calvin Reed
But before this new change occurred, Twining's evil genius had again tempted him, and with the usual malign result.
"An Ambitious Woman" by Edgar Fawcett
But I denounce him as a calumniator of my country; a maligner of this nation.
"Ingersollia" by Robert G. Ingersoll
The conduct of the judge and of the Attorney-General has been partial and malignant in the extreme during the proceedings.
"The Battle of The Press" by Theophila Carlile Campbell

In poetry:

If vapors with malignant breath
Rise thick, and scatter midnight death,
Isr'el is safe; the poisoned air
Grows pure, if Isr'el's God be there.
"Psalm 91 part 1" by Isaac Watts
II. For.
Stop! malign not country pleasure;
For there is unminted treasure
In its quiet calm; In its garden-loving leisure
Gilead's very balm!
"Country Life" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Eve. Too true it is, that the malignant serpent,
Made me so lightly think of thy injunction,
That the supreme forbiddance
Little or nought I valued.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 3." by William Cowper
"You're a turbaned old Turk, and malignant -
Your daughter LENORE
I intensely adore,
And I cannot help feeling indignant,
A fact that I hinted before;
"Sir Guy the Crusader" by William Schwenck Gilbert
To the sewers and sinks
With all such drinks,
And after them tumble the mixer;
For a poison malign
Is such Borgia wine,
Or at best but a Devil's Elixir.
"Catawba Wine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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

In news:

The much-maligned defense needed this.
Businesses are increasingly turning to a once-maligned industry.
A ustralian police are warning that Apple's much-maligned mapping application is stranding drivers headed to the southern city of Mildura in the middle of a remote state park.
Unfortunately, Apple's (AAPL) much-maligned mapping application thinks it is.
Nebraska's much-maligned defense lifted the Huskers to a 42-13 win over Arkansas State Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The much-maligned unit and constant focus of draftniks is playing very well through six games.
Once maligned British nosh is now hailed – even in France.
Inaccurate, inconvenient, ill-conceived now add "potentially life-threatening" to the list of words being used to describe flaws in Apple's much maligned maps app.
Though VaR's reputation is much maligned, experts say firms have little choice but to continue, if not accelerate, their use of computational algorithms as the need to calculate risk and value has become more acute.
It's been unfairly maligned as sexist, but women and men alike would benefit from bringing it back.
SACRAMENTO — Jon Alexander is scheduled to go on trial in a State Bar court this coming week to determine if he should be punished for professional misconduct or pitied for an incredible string of misfortune and maligning.
With nothing on the line except pride and a claw , the much-maligned Austin High football defense delivered.
Data Demonstrate that Perifosine Combined with Temsirolimus Was Well Tolerated in Phase 1 Trial in Malignant Glioma.
DALLAS — After operating below the surface this offseason, the Mets burst to life tonight, executing a flurry of maneuvers that bolstered their much-maligned bullpen and shipped outfielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants.
The Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Wednesday heard glowing progress reports and heaped praise on improvements in the long-maligned state benefits management system.

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
Once there is a mismatch between the results of the first-run and the replay-run, a malignant transient fault is detected.
RepTFD: Replay Based Transient Fault Detection
Instead, the answer to some of the “deep questions” may require thinking outside the box, and may require invoking some often maligned ideas such as the anthropic principle and quantum cosmology.
Conference Summary
Hacke W., Schwab S., Horn M., Spranger M., De G. M. and von K. R. (1996) 'Malignant' middle cerebral artery territory infarction: clinical course and prognostic signs.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
De Georgia, R. von Kummer, The “malignant” middle cerebral artery territory infarction: clinical course and prognostic signs, Arch.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
In the immune system, TLRs sense specific predefined chemicals, which are released by malignant organisms.
Artificial Immune Tissue using Self-Orgamizing Networks
Gene expression data We will consider gene expression data from the project “Molecular Mechanisms in Malignant Lymphomas Network” of the Deutsche Krebshilfe that we have analyzed in the Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology of the Leipzig University.
Exact Multivariate Tests - A New Effective Principle of Controlled Model Choice
Silencing of hyaluronan synthase 2 suppresses the malignant phenotype of invasive breast cancer cells.
Graphical-model Based Multiple Testing under Dependence, with Applications to Genome-wide Association Studies
There are still excesses, and even the much-maligned 1997 data do not exhibit any deficits.
Summary of DIS 98
Phil Fischer showed that variations in the Sloan survey PSF were not so malignant as to swamp the galaxy-galaxy lensing signal.
Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals - Conference Summary
Molecular classification of cutaneous malignant melanoma by gene expression profiling.
Clustering Stability: An Overview