Translation of malign in Spanish:


calumniar, v.

Pronunciation /məˈlaɪn/ /məˈlʌɪn/

See Spanish definition of calumniar

transitive verb

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    (person) calumniar
    (person) difamar
    the much maligned director el vilipendiado director
    • you malign her no estás siendo justo con ella
    • But he denied the army had been maligning politicians to discredit them.
    • He was also taken aback because he felt the PR consultant was maligning someone who was dead.
    • Now that we have Camilla installed, her champion wrote, should we still be maligning this lady?
    • Event after event causes Philip to wonder whether Rachel is a scheming murderous or grossly maligned woman.
    • I shall delight in maligning him at every hand's turn.
    • In all the articles maligning students of the past two decades for apathy, the media rarely deign to mention this counterexample.
    • Shame on you, Jim Ross, for maligning a man for making the right decision.
    • There was a time at mid-century when maligning the mother took a more generalized form.
    • While eggs may have an unhealthy image, the evidence suggests they have been unfairly maligned.
    • Second, they'd imply that Chalabi had been unjustly maligned or demonized by opponents with other agendas to pursue.
    • A victory for the champion team Sydney has been much maligned this year.
    • Prescott has been much maligned for its substantial increase in heat output.
    • The bench has been much maligned all season, and not all of the complaints were unwarranted.
    • The Yankees and Red Sox are often maligned by the other owners for bloated payrolls.
    • Tommy went on to pay tribute to the county footballers, saying they are often maligned.
    • He did not set out to falsely malign anyone or advance some hidden political agenda.
    • And I thought she was one of the most maligned people in American history.
    • Social services must be the most maligned group of people in today's society.
    • Men have been so maligned by our society that they are not taken seriously when they protest.
    • And yet, never has realism (to use a very broad term) been so maligned.


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    (influence/intent) maligno
    • We should not believe that this malign aspect of human nature which sleeps in all of us has gone away or will ever go away.
    • The place is populated by endearing eccentrics who eat seal-flipper pie and brood darkly on the sea's malign nature.
    • The American Empire emerges, then, not as a complex phenomenon with some good effects and some malign ones.
    • And we can't really know how far his malign influence has spread.
    • But what of the few, the very few, who are not allowed to watch TV, whose elders have decided that it is a malign influence?
    • Politicians concern themselves predominantly and directly with the malign influence that broadcasting might exert on its audiences.
    • Even from beyond the legislative grave, Section 28 continues to exercise its malign influence.
    • In the poorest parts of the world, such images are said to have a particularly malign influence.
    • He accurately intuited that all power is essentially implacable and malign.
    • A misguided strategy, but not, I think, a malign one.
    • Professor Snape is a malign influence and should be given a spell away.
    • In that climate of malign neglect, the bureau's ills were allowed to fester.
    • The worst aspect of science fiction/science fantasy books is their malign neglect of the laws of economics.
    • Why were the Lanarkshire whistle-blowers accused of malign intent for demanding early action?
    • Whilst not sent with any malign intent, the letter was an " oppressive document".
    • The humanity of the characters is never totally eclipsed by their more malign traits.
    • Racism of some kind is just about universal but some forms are much more malign than others.
    • Manifest in the two friends' fortunes is the malign effect of commercialism.
    • The piece centred on the malign effect he believes environmental sceptics have on discussion of pollution and industrialisation.
    • Government policy has a massive and usually malign effect.