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American English: /məˈlaɪn/
British English: /məˈlʌɪn/

Translation of malign in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (person)
    the much maligned director
    el vilipendiado director
    you malign her
    no estás siendo justo con ella
    Example sentences
    • But he denied the army had been maligning politicians to discredit them.
    • He was also taken aback because he felt the PR consultant was maligning someone who was dead.
    • Now that we have Camilla installed, her champion wrote, should we still be maligning this lady?


  • (influence/intent)
    Example sentences
    • We should not believe that this malign aspect of human nature which sleeps in all of us has gone away or will ever go away.
    • The place is populated by endearing eccentrics who eat seal-flipper pie and brood darkly on the sea's malign nature.
    • The American Empire emerges, then, not as a complex phenomenon with some good effects and some malign ones.
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