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Definition of malign verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    malign

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//məˈlaɪn//
     
    malign somebody/something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they malign
     
    he / she / it maligns
     
    past simple maligned
     
    -ing form maligning
     
     
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  1. 1to say bad things about someone or something publicly synonym slander
  2. 2 She feels she has been much maligned by the press.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: malign

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