Today I am announcing a one year plan to radically diminish Glenn Beck's malign influence: stop buying his books!
After a few years in which Washington has exerted a malign force on demand, it is showing signs of becoming a neutral force.
To be sure, the government continued to exercise a malign influence on employment in October.
"to slander," mid-15c., from earlier more literal sense of "to plot, to contrive" (early 15c.), from Old French malignier "to plot, deceive, pervert," from Late Latin malignare "to do maliciously," from malignus (see malign (adj.)). Related: Maligned; maligning.