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Malignant


MALIG'NANT, adjective [Latin malignus, maligno, from malus, evil.]

1. Malicious; having extreme malevolence or enmity; as a malignant heart.

2. Unpropitious; exerting pernicious influence; as malignant start.

3. Virulent; as a malignant ulcer.

4. Dangerous to life; as a malignant fever.

5. Extremely heinous; as the malignant nature of sin.

MALIG'NANT, noun A man of extreme enmity or evil intentions. [Not used.]