MALIGN, adjective mali'ne. [Latin malignus, from malus, evil. See Malady.]
1. Having a very evil disposition towards others; harboring violent hatred or enmity; malicious; as malign spirits.
2. Unfavorable; pernicious; tending to injure; as a malign aspect of planets.
3. Malignant; pernicious; as a malign ulcer.
MALIGN, verb transitive To regard with envy or malice; to treat with extreme enmity; to injure maliciously.
The people practice mischief against private men, whom they malign by stealing their goods and murdering them.
1. To traduce; to defame.
MALIGN, verb intransitive To entertain malice.