Hostile vs Malignant - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between hostile and malignant

is that hostile is belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly while malignant is harmful, malevolent, injurious.

As nouns the difference between hostile and malignant

is that hostile is (chiefly|in the plural) an enemy while malignant is .

hostile

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly
  • a hostile force
    hostile intentions
    a hostile country
    hostile to a sudden change

    Synonyms

    * antagonistic * hateful

    Antonyms

    * friendly

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, in the plural) An enemy.
  • Anagrams

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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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