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Malignancy   /məlˈɪgnənsi/   Listen

(medicine) a malignant state; progressive and resistant to treatment and tending to cause death.  Synonym: malignance.
Quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will.  Synonyms: malignance, malignity.

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"Malignancy" Quotes from Famous Books

... were knocked on the head with a club, or shot with an arrow, the cause of death is clearly the malignancy of the person using these weapons; and so it is easy to think that a man killed by a fallen tree, or by the upsetting of a canoe in the surf, or in an eddy in the river, is also the victim of some being ...
— Travels in West Africa • Mary H. Kingsley

... is a new tale, devised in the malignancy of party, has been asserted by you; and on this assertion is founded many of your strongest conclusions in favour of your own innocence. But what must the world think of your effrontery, when they read the following letter of Col. Alexander Hamilton, who was then Aid-de-Camp ...
— Nuts for Future Historians to Crack • Various

... how science had been already prostituted to Prussian malignancy and fury; she had heard of flame jets, of tear-bombs, of bombs containing deadly germs; she herself had beheld the poison gas rolling back into the trenches at Nivelle under the town tower. Dimly she began to understand that the Hun, in his cunning savagery, had tricked, ...
— Barbarians • Robert W. Chambers

... undercutting of the managerial salaries, the tightening up of inter-union collusion to establish the infamous White list of Recalcitrant Managers. The shift from hourly wage to annual salary for the factory workers, and the change to the other pole for the managerial staff. And then, with creeping malignancy, the hungry howling of the union bosses for more and higher dividends, year after year, moving ...
— Meeting of the Board • Alan Edward Nourse

... of that mythic situation in Homer, where the Greeks at the last throb of battle around the body of Patroclus find the horror of supernatural darkness added to their other foes; feel it through some touch of truth to our own experience how the malignancy of the forces against us may be doubled by their uncertainty and the resultant confusion of one's own mind—blindfold night there too, at the moment when daylight ...
— Gaston de Latour: an unfinished romance • Walter Horatio Pater

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