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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

 maligned
      adj : assailed with contemptuous language [syn: reviled]