The definition of malign is to speak badly about or criticism someone.(verb)
An example of malign is when you say someone is a thief.
See malign in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME malignen < OFr malignier, to plot, deceive < LL malignare < LL malignus, wicked, malicious < male, ill (see mal-) + base of genus, born: see genus
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transitive verb ma·ligned, ma·lign·ing, ma·ligns
Origin: Middle English malignen, to attack
Origin: , from Old French malignier
Origin: , from Late Latin malignārī
Origin: , from Latin malignus, malign; see genə- in Indo-European roots
Origin: . Adj., from Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin malignus.
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