noun, plural ma·lig·ni·ties for 2.
- the state or character of being malign; malevolence; intense ill will; spite.
- a malignant feeling, action, etc.
noun plural -ties
- the condition or quality of being malign, malevolent, or deadly
- (often plural) a malign or malicious act or feeling
n.late 14c., from Old French maligneté, from Latin malignitas “ill-will, spite,” from malignus (see malign (adj.)).