Envious vs Malignant - What's the difference?

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Envious is a related term of malignant.


As adjectives the difference between envious and malignant

is that envious is feeling or exhibiting envy; jealously desiring the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging while malignant is harmful, malevolent, injurious.

As a noun malignant is

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envious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Feeling or exhibiting envy; jealously desiring the excellence or good fortune of another; maliciously grudging
  • an envious''' man, disposition, or attack; '''envious tongues
  • * Bible, Proverbs xxiv. 19.
  • Neither be thou envious at the wicked.
  • * Keble
  • My soul is envious of mine eye.
  • Excessively careful; cautious.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • No men are so envious of their health.
  • (obsolete) Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Each envious brier his weary legs doth scratch.
  • (obsolete, poetic) Inspiring envy.
  • * Spenser
  • He to him leapt, and that same envious gage / Of victor's glory from him snatched away.

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    malignant

    English

    Adjective

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

    Antonyms

    * (medicine) benign

    Noun

    (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
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