Definition of malign adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//məˈlaɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//məˈlaɪn//
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[usually before noun] (formal) causing harm a malign force/influence/effect compare benign Word Origin Middle English: via Old French maligne (adjective), malignier (verb), based on Latin malignus ‘tending to evil’, from malus ‘bad’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: malign

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