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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