Definition of 'malign'
Example sentences containing 'malign'
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She is often maligned as a political performer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One wonders what, if anything, can and should be done to counteract this possibly malign influence on future generations. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The poor man has often been maligned. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And did that essay exercise a malign influence in subsequent centuries? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet there is no evidence that any of this has had a malign effect. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some of us think that this is a reflection of a collective and often malign judicial conceit. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All manner of malign influences are only a mouse click away. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Business is often maligned for sacrificing people at the altar of profit. Christianity Today (2000)The reason it is often maligned and dismissed is because it takes a lot of work to get right. The Sun (2012)Take into account any malign influence the weakness of one big player in a sector often has on the rest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But there is no iron of law of politics that decrees that such sentiment needs to be turned to malign effect. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Twenty years ago, modern architecture was much maligned. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She has been unfairly maligned as being soft on apartheid, which she detested. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A pope determined to bring his message to the world makes himself vulnerable to the malign intentions of fanatics. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All the predictions about the malign effect of fees on student applications and on access to higher education for poorer students turned out to be utterly wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2010)J Greed is a much maligned vice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Planning, much maligned as it is, is not the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Trends of 'malign'
Used Occasionally. malign is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'malign'
British English: malign VERB
If you malign someone, you say unpleasant and untrue things about them.
We maligned him dreadfully when you come to think of it.
Definition of malign from the Collins English Dictionary
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