To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
Intending or threatening harm or ill will; malevolent.
To speak evil of; defame; slander; traduce.
Showing ill will; malicious.
A malign influence.
Very harmful; malignant.
The definition of malign is to speak badly about or criticism someone.
An example of malign is when you say someone is a thief.
Evil or harmful in nature or effect.
Origin of malign
- Middle English malignen to attack from Old French malignier from Late Latin malignārī from Latin malignus malign genə- in Indo-European roots Adj., from Middle English from Old French from Latin malignus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition