Malignant and Vicious


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Malignant adjective – Having or showing a desire to cause someone pain or suffering for the sheer enjoyment of it.
Usage example: a malignant wish to lash out at everyone who was smarter, richer, or better-looking than he was

Vicious is a synonym for malignant in attitude topic. In some cases you can use "Vicious" instead an adjective "Malignant", when it comes to topics like hostile, malicious, spiteful, malevolent. popular alternative
Nearby Words: malign, malicious, malignancy, malignantly
Synonyms for Malignant


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Vicious adjective – Having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others.
Usage example: she made a vicious effort to destroy the lives of the people who had wronged her

Malignant is a synonym for vicious in malicious topic. You can use "Malignant" instead an adjective "Vicious", if it concerns topics such as attitude, malevolent. popular alternative
Nearby Word: viciously
Synonyms for Vicious

Things that words describes

character malignant character vicious character
creature malignant creature vicious creature
example malignant example vicious example
personality malignant personality vicious personality
Other nouns: monster, demon, predator.

Both words in one sentence

  • All three are stages in the Foxen lifecycle which runs from eggs; to unintelligent slug-like Peepers; to Hounds, a semi-intelligent and vicious predator; to intelligent, but malignant, Hippae; to hyper-intelligent, but navel-gazing, Foxen.
  • The most notable example is Villain Protagonist Alice Morgan, whom Luther diagnoses as a malignant narcissist, a particularly nasty condition that combines narcissistic, antisocial, and sadistic behaviour into one vicious package.
    Source: Sadist
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