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(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.Hayward.
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.
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.Southey.