Malign

Malign

1. Having an evil disposition toward others; harboring violent enmity; malevolent; malicious; spiteful; opposed to benign. Witchcraft may be by operation of malign spirits. (Bacon)

2. Unfavorable; unpropitious; pernicious; tending to injure; as, a malign aspect of planets.

3. Malignant; as, a malign ulcer.

Origin: L. Malignus, for maligenus, i. E, of a bad kind or nature; malus bad _ the root of genus birth, race, kind: cf. F. Malin, masc, maligne, fem. See malice, gender, and cf. Benign, malignant.

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