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See definition of malign on Dictionary.com
  • adj.hurtful, injurious
  • verbslander, defame

synonyms for malign

  • antagonistic
  • antipathetic
  • bad
  • baleful
  • baneful
  • deleterious
  • despiteful
  • destructive
  • detrimental
  • evil
  • harmful
  • hateful
  • hostile
  • inimical
  • malefic
  • maleficent
  • malevolent
  • malignant
  • noxious
  • pernicious
  • rancorous
  • sinister
  • spiteful
  • vicious
  • wicked
See also synonyms for: maligned
  • sully
  • revile
  • tarnish
  • smear
  • taint
  • denigrate
  • insult
  • disparage
  • misrepresent
  • vilify
  • besmirch
  • defile
  • harm
  • accuse
  • pollute
  • soil
  • asperse
  • vituperate
  • rap
  • curse
  • traduce
  • injure
  • decry
  • stain
  • backbite
  • depreciate
  • derogate
  • scandalize
  • slur
  • blacken
  • befoul
  • detract
  • abuse
  • spatter
  • dirty
  • roast
  • calumniate
  • bad-mouth
  • run down
  • tear down
  • bespatter
  • cast aspersion
  • mudsling
  • opprobriate
  • speak ill of
  • take a swipe at
  • villainize
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antonyms for malign

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  • aiding
  • benign
  • helpful
  • nice
  • commend
  • approve
  • help
  • fix
  • flatter
  • uphold
  • increase
  • exalt
  • cleanse
  • mend
  • benefit
  • assist
  • aid
  • purify
  • honor
  • praise
  • compliment
  • laud
  • clean
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How to use malign in a sentence

So, it adds insult to injury when these same men, in their statements, lyrics, and aesthetics, then turn around and malign queerness.
DABABY, BOOSIE AND HIP HOP’S LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH HOMOEROTICISMTIRHAKAH LOVEAUGUST 25, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
The open letter asserts David is being unfairly maligned and calls for signatures in support of his presidency.
‘LESS THAN CREDIBLE’: INVESTIGATION OF HRC PREZ DISMISSED AS CONFLICT OF INTERESTCHRIS JOHNSONAUGUST 18, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
For many in contemporary Tunisia, to call an opponent an Islamist is to question their integrity and malign their motives.
TUNISIA'S PRESIDENT STAGED WHAT LOOKS LIKE A COUP. BUT DEMOCRACY ISN'T DEAD THERE YETSIMON SPEAKMAN CORDALL / TUNISJULY 30, 2021TIME
“Make no mistake, Nancy Pelosi created this committee solely to malign conservatives and to justify the Left’s authoritarian agenda,” Banks said.
HOW KEVIN MCCARTHY TRIED TO SABOTAGE THE HOUSE JANUARY 6 INVESTIGATIONAARON RUPARJULY 22, 2021VOX
The Emmys made up for a few Golden Globes snubs by recognizing the limited series “I May Destroy You” and creator-star Michaela Coel, but repeated a Globes shocker by also nominating the oft-maligned “Emily in Paris” for outstanding comedy.
EMMY NOMINATIONS 2021: ‘THE CROWN,’ ‘THE MANDALORIAN,’ ‘WANDAVISION’ LEAD WITH MOST NODSSONIA RAO, BETHONIE BUTLERJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In jazz circles, Alice Coltrane was still maligned and disparaged.
ALICE COLTRANE IS FINALLY HERALDED AS A JAZZ GREAT. A NEW REISSUE DOESN’T DO HER JUSTICE.ANDY BETAJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The leading candidate for mayor of New York, Eric Adams, called the city’s much-maligned former stop-and-frisk policy a “great tool.”
THERE'S A PROVEN WAY TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA'S CITIES. WE JUST NEED TO FUND ITEDDIE BOCANEGRA, ERICA FORD AND MIKE MCBRIDEJULY 8, 2021TIME
Specifically, when it comes to fingerprinting, the much-maligned tracking technique Apple aimed the safeguard at.
HOW APPLE’S PRIVATE RELAY COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR FINGERPRINTING ON IOS DEVICESSEB JOSEPHJULY 8, 2021DIGIDAY
Unlike the much-maligned Paycheck Protection Program loans, this money was to be distributed as grants, not loans, and would not have to be paid back by restaurant owners if used by March 2023.
CONGRESS’S RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND IS OUT OF MONEY AND RESTAURANTS ARE STILL IN NEEDELAZAR SONTAGJULY 2, 2021EATER
Supporters say that the critics at heart are questioning the legitimacy of the world’s only Jewish state and that portraying it as a uniquely malign force comes uncomfortably close to longtime anti-Jewish messages.
SUPPORTERS OF A TOUGHER LINE ON ISRAEL SPLIT OVER TACTICS AND MESSAGESEAN SULLIVANMAY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO MALIGN

  • blacken
  • cast aspersions on
  • defame
  • detract
  • disparage
  • malign
  • slander
  • slur
  • smear
  • tear down
  • vilify
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