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Noun
The act of injuring another's reputation through slander
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“He fell into doctrinal quarrels, in which his maligning of Melanchthon gave great offense, so that he was forced to move on to Transylvania.”
Adjective
Causing harm to someone's reputation
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Adjective
Arousing or meriting strong disgust, aversion, or displeasure
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Verb
Present participle for to make untrue and slanderous comments about
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“He did not set out to falsely malign anyone or advance some hidden political agenda.”
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Present participle for to belittle or express disapproval of
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“There are some uncharitable souls who would doubt my motives and malign my efforts.”
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Present participle for to blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language
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Present participle for to speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
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Present participle for to make spitefully critical comments
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