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Malevolent vs. Malignant

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Malevolentadjective

having or displaying ill will; wishing harm on others

Malignantadjective

Harmful, malevolent, injurious.

‘malignant temper;’; ‘malignant revenge;’; ‘malignant infection’;

Malevolentadjective

having an evil or harmful influence

Malignantadjective

(medicine) Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue.

‘malignant diphtheria’; ‘a malignant tumor’;

Malevolentadjective

Wishing evil; disposed to injure others; rejoicing in another's misfortune.

Malignantnoun

A deviant; a person who is hostile or destructive to society.

Malevolentadjective

wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred;

‘a gossipy malevolent old woman’; ‘failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful’;

Malignantnoun

A person who fought for Charles I in the English Civil War.

Malevolentadjective

extremely malevolent or malicious;

‘the malignant tongues of gossipers’;

Malignantadjective

Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious.

‘A malignant and a turbaned Turk.’;

Malevolentadjective

having or exerting a malignant influence;

‘malevolent stars’; ‘a malefic force’;

Malignantadjective

Characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious.

‘Some malignant power upon my life.’; ‘Something deleterious and malignant as his touch.’;

Malevolentadjective

having or showing a wish to do evil to others

‘the glint of dark, malevolent eyes’;

Malignantadjective

Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria.

Malignantnoun

A man of extreme enmity or evil intentions.

Malignantnoun

One of the adherents of Charles I. or Charles II.; - so called by the opposite party.

Malignantadjective

dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)

Malignantadjective

extremely malevolent or malicious;

‘the malignant tongues of gossipers’;

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