Persistent, intense ill will or desire to harm others; great malice.
The quality of being very harmful or dangerous; malignancy.
A malignant act, event, or feeling.
The condition or quality of being highly dangerous or injurious; deadliness.
Origin of malignity
From the Latin roots mal- ("bad") and -nitor ("strive"). Translated from the Ancient Greek word ÎºÎ±ÎºÎ¿Î®Î¸ÎµÎ¹Î± (kakoÄ“theia, “bad character, mischievous").