- evil in nature or effect；(of a disease) malignant.
- speak about (someone) in a spitefully critical manner
verb: malign, 3rd person present: maligns, gerund or present participle: maligning, past tense: maligned, past participle: maligned
- 1. evil in nature or effect she had a strong and malign influence
- ▪ (of a disease) malignant.
- 1. speak about (someone) in a spitefully critical manner don't you dare malign her in my presence