Ill-disposed vs Malignant - What's the difference?

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Ill-disposed is a related term of malignant.

As adjectives the difference between ill-disposed and malignant

is that ill-disposed is not much disposed towards somebody or something; unsympathetic while malignant is harmful, malevolent, injurious.

As a noun malignant is





(en adjective)
  • Not much disposed towards somebody or something; unsympathetic.
  • * 2009 , Patrick Malcolmson & Richard Myers, The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada , University of Toronto Press (2009), ISBN 9781442600478, page 61:
  • And the Maritime colonies were similarly ill-disposed toward a legislative union.
  • * 2011 , Garrett G. Fagan, The Lure of the Arena: Social Psychology and the Crowd at the Roman Games , Cambridge University Press (2011), ISBN 9780521196161, page 252:
  • The crowd may generally have been ill-disposed toward arena performers, but that could change depending on what was going on at any given time.
  • * 2011 , Tony MacLachlan, We Spared Not the Capital of America: War Between Britain and the United States 1812-15 , AuthorHouse (2011), ISBN 9781456781859, page 241:
  • As a man of Eastern Tennessee, he also felt ill-disposed to co-operate with the men from the west.




    (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