malignance

noun
ma·​lig·​nance | \ mə-ˈlig-nən(t)s How to pronounce malignance (audio) \

Definition of malignance

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Examples of malignance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Where purity culture twists normal desires into malignance? Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2021 By definition Mishler’s content attracts people seeking refuge, but the exceptional malignance of 2020 has colored both her videos and the attitude of her fan base. New York Times, 25 Nov. 2020 Consequently, the growth disruption itself has exacerbated the cultural and economic malignance that helped create the underperforming trend in the first place. David L. Bahnsen, National Review, 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of malignance

circa 1604, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of malignance was circa 1604

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Cite this Entry

“Malignance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malignance. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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