Malevolence vs Malignity - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Malevolence is a related term of malignity.
As nouns the difference between malevolence and malignity
is that malevolence
is hostile attitude or feeling while malignity
is the quality of being malign or malignant; badness, evilness, monstrosity, depravity, maliciousness.
Hostile attitude or feeling.
- To show someone malevolence .
Behavior exhibiting a hostile attitude.
- He said it with malevolence .
* (attitude or feeling) ill-will, malice, spite
The quality of being malign or malignant; badness, evilness, monstrosity, depravity, maliciousness.
* 1861 , Charles Dickens, Great Expectations , :
A non-benign cancer; a malignancy.
* 2005 , Jun;106(3):177-80
- 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.
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.
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, Strong's Concordance
* King James Version of the Bible