Synonyms of malign in English:

malign


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See UK English definition of malign

See Spanish definition of calumniar

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