Bile vs Malignity - What's the difference?

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Bile is a related term of malignity.

As an adverb bile

is even.

As a noun malignity is

the quality of being malign or malignant; badness, evilness, monstrosity, depravity, maliciousness.



(wikipedia bile)

Etymology 1

Mid 16th century, via (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • (biochemistry) A bitter brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow secretion produced by the liver, stored in the gall bladder, and discharged into the duodenum where it aids the process of digestion.
  • bitterness of temper; ill humour; irascibility.
  • Two of the four humours, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1890, author=Walter Scott, title=The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=I shall tire of my Journal if it is to contain nothing but biles and plasters and unguents. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1616, author=Alexander Roberts, title=A Treatise of Witchcraft, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=He spake out of the Pythonesse'', ''Act. 16. 17.'' brought downe fire from heauen, and consumed ''Iobs sheepe 7000. and his seruants, raised a storme, strooke the house wherein his sonnes and daughters feasted with their elder brother, smote the foure corners of it, with the ruine whereof they all were destroyed, and perished: and ouerspread the body of that holy Saint their father with botches[t] and biles from the sole of his foot to the crowne of his head. }}
    * gall
    Derived terms
    * bile duct * biliary * biliary tract * bilirubin * bilious * atrabilious * black bile * yellow bile

    Etymology 2

    Akin to (etyl) buil and (etyl) Beule.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A boil (kind of swelling).
  • (Webster 1913) ----




  • The quality of being malign or malignant; badness, evilness, monstrosity, depravity, maliciousness.
  • * 1861 , Charles Dickens, Great Expectations , :
  • His enjoyment of the spectacle I furnished, as he sat with his arms folded on the table, shaking his head at me and hugging himself, had a malignity in it that made me tremble.
  • A non-benign cancer; a malignancy.
  • * 2005 , Jun;106(3):177-80 English abstract of French article "Multiple metastases of a mandibular ameloblastoma" R.L. Abada et al., "Multiple metastases of a mandibular ameloblastoma", Revue de stomatologie et de chirurgie maxillo-faciale
  • The absence of any histological sign of malignity in the primary tumor and in the metastases, as observed in our patient, is remarkable.


    * Webster's Dictionary On-line * Catholic Archives Notre Dame University * (w, Strong's Concordance) * King James Version of the Bible