noun, plural ma·lig·ni·ties for 2.

  1. the state or character of being malign; malevolence; intense ill will; spite.
  2. a malignant feeling, action, etc.

noun plural -ties

  1. the condition or quality of being malign, malevolent, or deadly
  2. (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.)).

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