• WordNet 3.6
    • n malignance quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
    • n malignance (medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Malignance (Med) A cancerous tumor that is spreading beyond the point of origin.
    • Malignance The state of being a malignant.
    • Malignance The state or quality of being malignant; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; disposition toward evil; intense ill will; as, malignancy of heart.
    • Malignance Unfavorableness; evil nature. "The malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemner yours."
    • Malignance (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 malignance Same as malignancy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Malignance 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:

You have hinted that It has a special motive for fixing hate upon me beyond mere malignance toward mankind.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
This performance Dryden, who pursued him with great malignity, lived long enough to ridicule in a prologue.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
The mendicant orders fought each other malignantly.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Colonel Le Noir found in Captain Zuten a ready instrument for his malignity.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
Reader, did you ever try to estimate the malign influence upon society of one single fallen woman?
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
It is only by mixing amongst other men that this malignant humor may be dispelled.
"Mary, Mary" by James Stephens
Like every unjust and malignant attack, this, according to Sir Robert Peel's impressions, recoiled upon its authors.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
Although distrustful, lazy, and malignant, the Moro is consistent in his hatred for the unbeliever, and untiring on the war-path.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
It was a low-down, malignant trick.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
This fever assumes two principal forms: Simple or mild, and Malignant.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill

In poetry:

Old gods almost dead, malign,
Starved of their ancient dues,
Incense and fruit, fire, blood and wine
And an unclean muse.
"Outlaws" by Robert Graves
That stormed along the malignant strand,
Just where looms up the goodly land
Of Fame's domain and Fancy's grand
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
They tear the trees up, branch and root,
They kill the hedges green,
As though some force, malign and brute,
Ravaged the peace serene.
"The Aerodrome" by Katharine Tynan
That beauty such as thine
Can die indeed,
Were ordinance too wantonly malign:
No wit may reconcile so cold a creed
With beauty such as thine.
"Beauty's Metempsychosis" by William Watson
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

In news:

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the nose and paranasal sinuses masquerading as a malignancy.
Extramedullary plasmacytomas are rare malignancies.
The much maligned Port Arthur Housing Authority is, once again, in the news.
After being maligned by Meyer, Ohio State receivers say they're raring to go in 2012.
The majority of patients with advanced malignancy die with a predictable disease trajectory.
A number of meetings are planned for across the county as officials start to review the much-maligned 2011 property tax revaluation .
Malignant rhabdoid tumor of the parapharyngeal space.
Report of a case of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the neck with an early local recurrence.
Unfairly maligned solicitor general has last laugh on health care ruling.
The Maligned Spud Starts Fighting Back.
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant neoplasm of the upper aerodigestive tract.
Endobronchial squamous cell carcinoma from malignant transformation of tracheal papillomatosis.
Once maligned British nosh is now hailed – even in France.
Richard Crawford sparked the Redskins' maligned punt return game in last Sunday's overtime victory over Baltimore.
This week's DVD column spotlights a much maligned science fiction film and a truckload of "reality" television series.

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