noun ma·lig·ni·ty \mə-ˈlig-nə-tē\

Definition of MALIGNITY

:  an instance of malignant or malicious behavior or nature

Examples of MALIGNITY

  1. <one of the characters in the novel is a slave driver of such malignity that he came to be one of the most famous villains in all of literature>

First Known Use of MALIGNITY

14th century

Rhymes with MALIGNITY


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