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ma·lig·nant

malignant

 
 
pronunciation:
m lIg nnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: meant to cause harm; evil.
She lost her job because of his malignant lies.
synonyms:
evil, sinister, wicked
similar words:
bad, harmful, ominous
definition 2: likely to cause death.
The doctor removed the malignant growth from the man's back.
synonyms:
deadly, fatal, mortal, terminal
similar words:
toxic
derivation: malignantly (adv.)
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The word malignant contains the following part:
mal, male Latin root that means bad, evil, ill
antonyms:
ben, bene, bon