maligned

adjective
ma·​ligned | \ mə-ˈlīnd How to pronounce maligned (audio) \

Definition of maligned

: spoken about in an injurious way : harshly or unfairly criticized Roma, the largest ethnic minority in Eastern Europe, are perhaps the region's most misunderstood, most persecuted, and maligned minority. … an aerospace giant that built space shuttles and the much maligned, hugely expensive B-1 long-range bomber.Time

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1613, in the meaning defined above

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