They have always been engaged in maligning human nature—in attacking the human heart—in efforts to destroy all natural passions.
Can any one prevent a gossip from maligning a woman who loves?
What right has he to be standing there maligning the people of Ireland?
The maligning of Lipmann Heller was not altogether without consequences to the Jews.
In other words, the human mind grows—and as it grows it abandons the old, and the old gets its revenge by maligning the new.
I had no intention of maligning the gentleman, and the evident astonishment my question causes you is very reassuring.
They strove again, as they had striven before, to win the King's favour by maligning him.
And she would sooner suspect you of maligning her, hating her, or insulting her, than of laughing at her.
Why, the Dunces had been maligning him all their days, long before the treatise on the Profund.
Mr. Blocque, shaking his clenched hands, and maligning all created things!
"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.