Maligner to Mamma

(Ma*lign"er) n. One who maligns.

(Ma*lig"ni*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malignified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Malignifying ] [L. malignus malign + -fy.] To make malign or malignant. [R.] "A strong faith malignified." Southey.

(Ma*lig"ni*ty) n. [F. malignité, L. malignitas.]

1. The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite.

2. Virulence; deadly quality.

His physicians discerned an invincible malignity in his disease.

3. Extreme evilness of nature or influence; perniciousness; heinousness; as, the malignity of fraud. [R.]

Syn. — See Malice.

(Ma*lign"ly) adv. In a malign manner; with malignity.

(Ma*lin"ger) v. i. [imp. & p. p. MAlingered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Malingering.] To act the part of a malingerer; to feign illness or inability.

(Ma*lin"ger*er) n. [F. malingre sickly, weakly, prob. from mal ill + OF. heingre, haingre, thin, lean, infirm, fr. L. aeger.] In the army, a soldier who feigns himself sick, or who induces or protracts an illness, in order to avoid doing his duty; hence, in general, one who shirks his duty by pretending illness or inability.

(Ma*lin"ger*y) n. The spirit or practices of a malingerer; malingering.

(Mal"i*son) n. [OF. maleicon, L. maledictio. See Malediction, and cf. Benison.] Malediction; curse; execration. [Poetic]

God's malison on his head who this gainsays.
Sir W. Scott.

(Mal"kin) n. [Dim. of Maud, the proper name. Cf. Grimalkin.] [Written also maukin.]

1. Originally, a kitchenmaid; a slattern. Chaucer.

2. A mop made of clouts, used by the kitchen servant.

3. A scarecrow. [Prov. Eng.]

4. (Mil.) A mop or sponge attached to a jointed staff for swabbing out a cannon.

(Mall) n. [Written also maul.] [OE. malle, F. mail, L. malleus. Cf. Malleus.]

1. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul. Addison.

2. A heavy blow. [Obs.] Spenser.

3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall. Cotton.

4. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public walk; a level shaded walk.

Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and planted with elms; and these convenient and frequented walks obtained the name of the City Mall.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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