When people are maligned, they are treated unfairly and unfairly criticized. They may be called names, they may be treated poorly, and they may be made to feel unwelcome.

  • The politician was maligned after the speech, and no one wanted to talk to her anymore.

  • The company was maligned after they made the mistake of releasing the product early.

Definition of maligned


To make defamatory statements about; to slander or traduce.


To treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to wrong.


Assailed with contemptuous language

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Example Sentences for maligned

  • 1

    The cancer was malignant paraganglioma.

  • 2

    It's not fair to malign the entire mall.

  • 3

    The malignant hoax is sufficiently notable.

  • 4

    The man is trying to malign me.

  • 5

    They are both real and malign in intent.

  • 6

    Myxosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor of the heart.

  • 7

    The accusation of rape is only to malign the residents.

  • 8

    The kidney was removed, and the tumour was found to be malignant.

  • 9

    The product is used for the diagnosis of malignant diseases.

  • 10

    The second is that his influence is pernicious and malignant.