Definition Of malign
evil in nature or effect; malevolent.
she had a strong and malign influence
speak about (someone) in a spitefully critical manner.
don't you dare malign her in my presence
Example Of malign
A misguided strategy, but not, I think, a malign one.
After hours spent quelling the fire with cold water, ‘he succumbed to a fever so malign that in just a few days he expired in the icy embrace of death.’
And we can't really know how far his malign influence has spread.
But it was no match for the malign tumor, first detected just last spring, his colleagues said.
But what of the few, the very few, who are not allowed to watch TV, whose elders have decided that it is a malign influence?