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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ma·lign /məˈlaɪn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 ma·lign a.
 1. Having an evil disposition toward others; harboring violent enmity; malevolent; malicious; spiteful; -- opposed to benign.
    Witchcraft may be by operation of malign spirits.   --Bacon.
 2. Unfavorable; unpropitious; pernicious; tending to injure; as, a malign aspect of planets.
 3. Malignant; as, a malign ulcer. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ma·lign, v. i. To entertain malice. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]
      2: having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent
         stars"; "a malefic force" [syn: malefic, malevolent, evil]
      v : speak unfavorably about; "She badmouthes her husband
          everywhere" [syn: badmouth, traduce, drag through
          the mud]