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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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  • Corporation tax faces OECD test
    The much-maligned corporation tax is facing its stiffest test after a world recognised think-tank set out far-reaching reforms to halt aggressive tax avoidance by big business. Read more on this news related to 'Maligned'
  • Heads up! Chinese city launches smartphone-only sidewalk
    The oft-maligned – but no less practiced – phenomenon of texting while walking has prompted one Chinese city to create a smartphone sidewalk lane for those too distracted by their device to watch where they’re going. “There are lots of elderly people and children in our street, and walking with your cellphone may cause unnecessary collisions here,” Nong Read more on this news related to 'Maligned'
  • Malaysia Airlines Condemns Claims MH370 Pilot 'Turned Off Passenger Oxygen Supply'
    Malaysia Airlines has condemned claims that MH370 pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah switched off passengers' oxygen supply as nothing but a "cheap" and "maligned" publicity stunt. Read more on this news related to 'Maligned'

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