Malignant vs Cancerously - What's the difference?

malignant | cancerously |

As an adjective malignant

is harmful, malevolent, injurious.

As a noun malignant

is .

As an adverb cancerously is

in a cancerous manner; like a cancer; malignant; spreading.




(en adjective)
  • Harmful, malevolent, injurious.
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  • (medicine) Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue.
  • malignant diphtheria
    a malignant tumor


    * (medicine) benign


    (en noun)
  • * 1823 , The Retrospective Review (volume 7, page 11)
  • As devout Stephen was carried to his burial by devout men, so is it just and equal that malignants should carry malignants




    (en adverb)
  • In a cancerous manner; like a cancer; malignant; spreading.
  • * 2005 Mario Vargas Llosa, Conversation in the Cathedral: a novel , page 323:
  • He was motionless for a moment, breathing deeply, and then he separated himself from them, leaning his body away, with a distaste that he could feel growing cancerously .
  • With cancer.
  • cancerously diseased cells