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To charge with a shortcoming or error.
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  1. To charge with a shortcoming or error.
  2. To bring formal charges against (of doing wrong, breaking the law, etc.)
  3. To formally institute a legal action against a person or corporation wherein they are charged with committing a crime.
To serve incorrectly or dishonestly as an official representative of.
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  1. To serve incorrectly or dishonestly as an official representative of.
  2. To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
  3. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
To shock someone.
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  1. To shock someone.
  2. To shock or outrage the moral feelings of; offend by some improper or unconventional conduct; shock
  3. (Nautical) To reduce the area and efficiency of a sail by expedient means (e.g. slacking the peak and tricing up the tack) without properly reefing, thus slowing boat speed.
To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
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  1. To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
  2. To spread false or damaging charges against; slander
  3. To slander or libel; defame.
To speak spitefully or slanderously about (another).
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  1. To speak spitefully or slanderously about (another).
  2. To speak maliciously about (an absent person); slander
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
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  1. To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
  2. To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
(Archaic) To bring infamy on; disgrace
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  1. (Archaic) To bring infamy on; disgrace
  2. To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
  3. To attack or injure the reputation or honor of by false and malicious statements; malign, slander, or libel
To utter or spread slander.
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  1. To utter or spread slander.
  2. To utter a slander about.
(Music) To sing or play (different and successive notes) by gliding from one to another without a break
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  1. (Music) To sing or play (different and successive notes) by gliding from one to another without a break
  2. (Music) To glide over (a series of notes) smoothly without a break.
  3. To mark (notes) with a slur
To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace.
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  1. To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace.
  2. To fail to uphold; disregard or violate:
  3. To say untrue or malicious things about; defame; slander; vilify
To use abusive or slanderous language about or of; calumniate; revile; defame
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  1. To use abusive or slanderous language about or of; calumniate; revile; defame
  2. To attack the reputation of (a person or thing) with strong or abusive criticism.
To give an unflattering or damaging picture of
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  1. To give an unflattering or damaging picture of
  2. To bring suit against by presenting a libel
  3. To publish or broadcast a libel about (a person).
Harmful or malignant in intent or effect:
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  1. Harmful or malignant in intent or effect:
  2. Harmful or threatening harm or evil; ominous; deadly
  3. Miserable, wretched, distressed, suffering.
Suggesting or threatening harm or evil:
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  1. Suggesting or threatening harm or evil:
  2. Causing or intending harm or evil; wicked:
  3. Portending misfortune or disaster; ominous:
By, for, or about black people as a group; specif., in the U.S., by, for, or about black Americans
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  1. By, for, or about black people as a group; specif., in the U.S., by, for, or about black Americans
  2. Being of the color black, producing or reflecting comparatively little light and having no predominant hue.
  3. Evil; wicked:
(Archaic) Spiteful; malicious
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  1. (Archaic) Spiteful; malicious
  2. Expressing malice or contemptuous hate.
  3. Full of despite.
Angry, irritable, disagreeable, etc.
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  1. Angry, irritable, disagreeable, etc.
  2. Morally bad or wrong; wicked:
  3. Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous:
Full of hatred.
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  1. Full of hatred.
  2. (Archaic) Feeling or showing hate; malicious; malevolent
  3. Nasty, unpleasant, objectionable, etc.
Having a harmful influence:
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  1. Having a harmful influence:
  2. Wishing evil or harm to others; having or showing ill will; malicious
(Law) Done with malice.
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  1. (Law) Done with malice.
  2. Having, showing, or caused by malice; spiteful; intentionally mischievous or harmful
  3. Having the nature of or resulting from malice; deliberately harmful; spiteful:
Causing or likely to cause death
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  1. Causing or likely to cause death
  2. Having or showing ill will; malicious:
  3. Relating to cancer cells that are invasive and tend to metastasize. Malignant tumor cells are histologically more primitive than normal tissue.
Expressing spite or malice:
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  1. Expressing spite or malice:
  2. (Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
  3. Ignoble; base:
Exasperatingly difficult to solve or handle:
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  1. Exasperatingly difficult to solve or handle:
  2. Very dangerous, troublesome, grievous, etc.
  3. Mean; malicious; ill-humored
Capable of harming or killing by poison:
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  1. Capable of harming or killing by poison:
  2. (Of an animal) Inedible due to containing poison; poisonous to eat
  3. Full of ill will; malicious or spiteful:
Filled with, prompted by, or showing spite; malicious.
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  1. Filled with, prompted by, or showing spite; malicious.
  2. Full of or showing spite; purposefully annoying; malicious
(Zool.) Having a poison gland or glands and able to inflict a poisonous wound by biting or stinging
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  1. (Zool.) Having a poison gland or glands and able to inflict a poisonous wound by biting or stinging
  2. Secreting and transmitting venom:
  3. Full of or containing venom:
Faulty or defective:
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  1. Faulty or defective:
  2. Having bad or harmful habits; unruly
  3. Malicious; spiteful; mean
Severe and distressing:
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  1. Severe and distressing:
  2. (Slang) Strikingly good, effective, or skillful:
  3. Morally bad or wrong; acting or done with evil intent; depraved
Bad-tempered or malicious
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  1. Bad-tempered or malicious
  2. In a bad mood; irritable or cranky.
  3. Mean, spiteful, or overbearing.
Find another word for malign. In this page you can discover 40 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for malign, like: accuse, misrepresent, scandalize, censure, curse, insult, slander, asperse, backbite, calumniate and defame.