Maleficence vs Malignancy - What's the difference?

maleficence | malignancy |


As nouns the difference between maleficence and malignancy

is that maleficence is harmfulness or mischief while malignancy is the state of being malignant or diseased.

maleficence

English

Noun

  • harmfulness or mischief
  • Antonyms

    * beneficence

    malignancy

    English

    Noun

    (malignancies)
  • The state of being malignant or diseased.
  • A malignant cancer; specifically, any neoplasm that is invasive or otherwise not benign.
  • That which is malign; evil, depravity, malevolence.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The malignancy of my fate might perhaps distemper yours.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1902, author=Arthur Conan Doyle, title=The Hound of the Baskervilles citation
  • , passage=A cold wind swept down from it and set us shivering. Somewhere there, on that desolate plain, was lurking this fiendish man, hiding in a burrow like a wild beast, his heart full of malignancy against the whole race which had cast him out.}}

    Antonyms

    * benignancy