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adjective as in slanderous

adjective as in slighting

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Example Sentences

It phased out a much-maligned system called E-Tran that repeatedly crashed last year, one lender said.

The precise target of the invaders remained unclear, but their intentions were surely malign.

Far from being upended by the coronavirus pandemic, the much-maligned section of the ad industry is in rude health thanks in large part to a surge in online advertising.

From Digiday

Rechnitz, 49, said the chain’s financial and patient-care practices are sound and the homes have been unfairly maligned by some state officials, journalists and others.

A Tea Party rally outside the Capitol Thursday captured the defiant mood with the far right maligning the merely right.

I had no intention of maligning the gentleman, and the evident astonishment my question causes you is very reassuring.

Whether I shall proceed in law against these scoundrels for maligning me, I have not determined.

Why, the Dunces had been maligning him all their days, long before the treatise on the Profund.

Writers uniformly take a wicked pleasure in maligning the Basque language.

It was manifest that she had been maligning Rachel, and instigating his mother to take up the cudgels against her.


On this page you'll find 329 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to maligning, such as: insulting, offensive, rude, calumniating, castigating, and censorious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.