Ma*lig"ni*ty (?), n. [F. malignit'e, 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.

 

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