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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , present participle of malignari; MALIGN1

malignant

adjective
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
ma‧lig‧nant
1 medicalMI a malignant disease is one such as cancer, which can develop in an uncontrolled way and is likely to cause someone's death [≠ benign]:
She developed a malignant tumour in her breast.
2 formal showing that you hate someone:
a malignant look

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