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Meaning of MALIGNITY

Pronunciation:  mu'lignitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will
  2. [n]  wishing evil to others

MALIGNITY is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: malevolence, malignance, malignancy
 Antonyms: benevolence, benignancy, benignity, graciousness
 See Also: evil, evilness, hate, hatred, maleficence, malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ma*lig"ni*ty\, n. [F. malignit['e], L. malignitas.]
1. The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do
   evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite.

2. Virulence; deadly quality.

         His physicians discerned an invincible malignity in
         his disease.                          --Hayward.

3. Extreme evilness of nature or influence; perniciousness;
   heinousness; as, the malignity of fraud. [R.]

Syn: See {Malice}.