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Definition of "maligned" []

  • Assailed with contemptuous language (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of malign. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "maligned" in a sentence
  • ""One feels for one's friends when maligned, that is all," said Vaura, carelessly."
  • "Motherless, with neither brother nor sister, his aged and infirm father dying in Italy, where he could not be permitted to visit him, banished from his native land, jealously watched and menaced by all the allied powers, his fair name maligned, all these considerations seemed to fill his cup of sorrow to the brim."
  • "Over the weekend South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint suggested that marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell could have won her bid for Delaware's Senate seat had she not been so "maligned" by the national GOP."