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Sinônimos de malign

(verbo) 
Definition
to say unpleasant and untrue things about someone
We maligned him dreadfully, assuming the very worst about him.
Sinônimos
disparage
his tendency to disparage literature
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abuse
He alleged that he was verbally abused by other soldiers.
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run down
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libel
The newspaper which libelled him had already offered him compensation.
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knock (informal)
I'm not knocking them: if they want to do it, it's up to them.
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rubbish (informal)
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smear
a crude attempt to smear her
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blacken (someone's name)
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slag (off) (slang)
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denigrate
We habitually denigrated our boss in his absence.
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revile
What right had the crowd to revile them?
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vilify
He was vilified and forced into exile.
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slander
He has been questioned on suspicion of slandering the politician.
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defame
He complained that the article defamed him.
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bad-mouth (slang)
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traduce
They have been traduced in the press as xenophobic bigots.
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speak ill of
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do a hatchet job on (informal)
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asperse
Opostos
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big up (slang, mainly Caribbean)
(adjectivo) 
Definition
evil in influence or effect
the malign influence jealousy had on their lives
Sinônimos
evil
Few people would not condemn slavery as evil.
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bad
Eating too much of any food can be bad for you.
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destructive
the awesome destructive power of nuclear weapons
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harmful
the harmful effects of smoking
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hostile
The Governor faced hostile crowds when visiting the town.
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vicious
a vicious criminal incapable of remorse
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malignant
a malignant minority indulging in crime and violence
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wicked
She flew at me, shouting how evil and wicked I was.
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hurtful
Her comments were very hurtful to Mrs Green's family.
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pernicious (formal)
the pernicious effects of alcoholism
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malevolent
Her stare was malevolent, her mouth a thin line.
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baleful
He had a baleful look.
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deleterious (formal)
Fear of crime is having a deleterious effect on society.
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injurious
Stress in itself is not necessarily injurious.
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maleficent
Opostos

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of abuse
Definition
to speak insultingly or cruelly to
He alleged that he was verbally abused by other soldiers.
Sinônimos
put down,
slate (informal, British),
slag (off) (slang),
swear at,
diss (slang),
flame (informal),
call names,
traduce (formal),
in the sense of bad
Definition
harmful
Eating too much of any food can be bad for you.
in the sense of baleful
Definition
harmful, menacing, or vindictive
He had a baleful look.
Sinônimos
pernicious (formal),
intimidatory,
maleficent,
bodeful,
louring or lowering,
minacious

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