Definition of malignity in US English:

malignity

noun

  • See malign

    • ‘The result is a rising tide of neglect, cruelty, sadism, and joyous malignity that staggers and appalls me.’
    • ‘The legal systems need for a motive results in generic stories of denial, revenge, or ‘motiveless malignity.’’
    • ‘Yet it's not the malignity of some papers, but the mentality of their readers, that is the problem.’
    • ‘He is laughing, with a touch of anger in his laughter, but no triumph, no malignity.’
    • ‘Despite their obvious malignity, so pronounced as to have raised clinical questions, Mr Latham's own diagnoses are not entirely faulty.’

Pronunciation

malignity

/məˈliɡnədē//məˈlɪɡnədi/