Synonyms of malign in English:

malign


See definition of malign

verb

1‘he accused them of maligning an innocent man’

SYNONYMS

defame, slander, libel, blacken someone's character, blacken someone's name, smear, run a smear campaign against, vilify, speak ill of, spread lies about, accuse falsely, cast aspersions on, run down, misrepresent, calumniate, traduce, denigrate, disparage, slur, derogate, abuse, revile

informal bad-mouth, knock, drag through the mire, drag through the mud, fling mud at, sling mud at, throw mud at, do a hatchet job on

British informal rubbish, slag off

rare asperse, vilipend

ANTONYMS

praise


adjective

1‘a malign influence’

SYNONYMS

harmful, evil, bad, baleful, hostile, inimical, destructive, malevolent, evil-intentioned, malignant, injurious, spiteful, malicious, vicious

literary malefic, maleficent

ANTONYMS

beneficial