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 for Malign
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  malign \ma*lign"\, a. [L. malignus, for maligenus, i. e., of a
     bad kind or nature; malus bad + the root of genus birth,
     race, kind: cf. F. malin, masc., maligne, fem. See Malice,
     Gender, and cf. Benign, Malignant.]
     1. Having an evil disposition toward others; harboring
        violent enmity; malevolent; malicious; spiteful; --
        opposed to benign.
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              Witchcraft may be by operation of malign spirits.
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     2. Unfavorable; unpropitious; pernicious; tending to injure;
        as, a malign aspect of planets.
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     3. Malignant; as, a malign ulcer. [R.] --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Malign \Ma*lign"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maligned; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Maligning.] [Cf. L. malignare. See Malign, a.]
     To treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to
     wrong; to injure. [Obs.]
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           The people practice what mischiefs and villainies they
           will against private men, whom they malign by stealing
           their goods, or murdering them.          --Spenser.
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     2. To speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander;
        to vilify; to asperse.
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              To be envied and shot at; to be maligned standing,
              and to be despised falling.           --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Malign \Ma*lign"\, v. i.
     To entertain malice. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster] Malignance

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: evil or harmful in nature or influence; "prompted by
             malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign
             spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"
             [ant: benign, benignant]
      2: having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars";
         "a malefic force" [syn: malefic, malevolent, malign,
      v 1: speak unfavorably about; "She badmouths her husband
           everywhere" [syn: badmouth, malign, traduce, drag
           through the mud]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  140 Moby Thesaurus words for "malign":
     antagonistic, antipathetic, asperse, atrocious, backbite,
     bad-mouth, baleful, baneful, barbaric, barbarous, befoul, besmirch,
     bespatter, bestial, bitchy, blacken, bloody, blow upon, brutal,
     brutish, calumniate, cast aspersions on, cast reflections on,
     catching, communicable, contagious, corroding, corrosive,
     corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, cussed, damaging,
     deadly, death-bringing, deathful, deathly, decry, defame, defile,
     deleterious, denigrate, depreciate, derogate, despiteful,
     destructive, detract, detrimental, disadvantageous, disparage,
     disserviceable, distressing, envenomed, evil, fatal, feral, ferine,
     ferocious, fierce, harmful, hateful, hostile, hurtful, infectious,
     infective, inhuman, inimical, iniquitous, injurious, internecine,
     invidious, kill-crazy, killing, lethal, libel, malefic, maleficent,
     malevolent, malicious, malignant, mean, mephitic, merciless,
     miasmal, miasmatic, miasmic, mischievous, mortal, murderous, nasty,
     noisome, noncivilized, noxious, ominous, ornery, pernicious,
     pestiferous, pestilential, pitiless, poisonous, pollute,
     prejudicial, rancorous, revile, ruthless, sanguinary, savage,
     scandal, scandalize, scatheful, slander, slur, smear, smirch, soil,
     spatter, spiteful, stain, sully, taint, tameless, tarnish,
     tear down, toxic, toxicant, toxiferous, traduce, uncivilized,
     ungentle, untamed, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous,
     vicious, vilify, virulent, vituperate, wicked, wild

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