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Maligned Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    maligned adj : assailed with contemptuous language [syn: reviled]
Maligned Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Malign \Ma*lign"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maligned; p. pr. & vb. n. Maligning.] [Cf. L. malignare. See Malign, a.] To treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to wrong; to injure. [Obs.] The people practice what mischiefs and villainies they will against private men, whom they malign by stealing their goods, or murdering them. --Spenser.
  1. To speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander; to vilify; to asperse. To be envied and shot at; to be maligned standing, and to be despised falling. --South.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Maligned'


Malignancy (from the Latin roots mal- = "bad" and -ignis = "fire") is the tendency of a medical condition, especially tumors, to become progressively worse and to potentially result in death. Malignancy in cancers is characterized by anaplasia, invasiveness, and metastasis. Malignant is a corresponding adjectival medical term used to describe a severe and progressively worsening disease. The term is most familiar as a description of cancer. A malignant tumor may be contrasted with a non-cancerous benign tumor in that a malignancy is not self-limited in its growth, is capable of invading into adjacent tissues, and may be capable of spreading to distant tissues (metastasizing), while a benign tumor has none of those properties. Malignant tumor is synonymous with cancer. Uses of "malignant" in oncology:

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  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild ... Read more on this news related to 'Maligned'
  • Gandhi family is being maligned: Priyanka
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  • Congress will fight back: Priyanka
    Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), April 22 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday said that the Congress will "fight back" against all those who have "maligned" the Gandhi family. My husband and the entire Gandhi family is being maligned. The Congress will fight back with determination," Priyanka said while addressing a rally here. "I have le Read more on this news related to 'Maligned'

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