malignity

[muh-lig-ni-tee]
noun, plural malignities for 2.
1.
the state or character of being malign; malevolence; intense ill will; spite.
2.
a malignant feeling, action, etc.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English malignitee < Latin malignitās. See malign, -ity

nonmalignity, noun


1. See malevolence.
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malignity (məˈlɪɡnɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  the condition or quality of being malign, malevolent, or deadly
2.  (often plural) a malign or malicious act or feeling

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malignity
late 14c., from O.Fr. malignité, from L. malignitas, from malignus (see malign (adj.)).
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Example sentences
Copperheads strike at it with all their natural malignity.
To raise the future inevitably provokes the malignity of the past.
Failing to trap him only added to the malignity of his enemies.
To support them is our primary duty-to attempt their destruction is an offence of deep malignity.
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