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synonyms for malignant

  • cancerous
  • deadly
  • destructive
  • fatal
  • lethal
  • mortal
  • internecine
  • pestilential
  • poisonous
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antonyms for malignant

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  • harmless
  • healthful
  • helpful
  • invigorating
  • life-giving
  • wholesome
  • benign
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How to use malignant in a sentence

They are three-dimensional assemblages of malignant growths used to study cancer behavior and vulnerability to chemotherapy and the so-called “targeted drugs”—the next generation therapies.
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They can reveal how normal tissues turn malignant and where the cellular machinery goes off-track to allow that to happen.
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Without any synthetic chemicals introduced, the strategy sidesteps any opportunity for malignant fungi to develop resistances, she says.
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The Nigerian neurotech entrepreneur who speaks five languages has developed a modem-sized device that can sniff out explosives in public spaces and diseases, including malignant tumors in humans.
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Castillo’s attempt to restructure the agency led to pushback from the rank and file, ranging from malignant noncompliance to blatant racism.
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Similar mitochondrial gene losses are frequently seen in cancer cells, which is partly why malignant cells can often survive conditions that other cells wouldn’t.
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But in a malignant war there is injustice of ignobler kind at once to God and man, which must be stemmed for both their sakes.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Here the proud state that claimed him as her own offspring, met him with the injustice of a malignant step-dame.
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Mrs. Haight regarded the radiant young hostess with a malignant stare, prudently veiled by drooping lids.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
They were framed with malignant ingenuity, so as to leave no chance of escape save in open apostasy.
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WORDS RELATED TO MALIGNANT

  • calamitous
  • deadly
  • dire
  • evil
  • foreboding
  • harmful
  • hurtful
  • injurious
  • malevolent
  • malignant
  • noxious
  • ominous
  • pernicious
  • ruinous
  • sinister
  • threatening
  • venomous
  • vindictive
  • woeful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.