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malignant
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition harmful or evil

or in medicine:  characterized by progressive and uncontrolled harmful growth — especially of a tumor
  • His first act was to elevate his torch to a level with my face, squint malignantly, project his under-lip, and turn away.
    Chapter 13 (28% in)
  • Fortunately, the beasts seemed more bent on stretching their paws, and yawning, and flourishing their tails, than devouring me alive; but they would suffer no resurrection, and I was forced to lie till their malignant masters pleased to deliver me: then, hatless and trembling with wrath, I ordered the miscreants to let me out — on their peril to keep me one minute longer — with several incoherent threats of retaliation that, in their indefinite depth of virulency, smacked of King Lear.
    Chapter 2 (91% in)
  • I heard a malignant, crackly laugh by the fire, and turning, beheld that odious Joseph standing rubbing his bony hands, and quivering.
    Chapter 24 (58% in)
  • I supposed I should be condemned in Hareton Earnshaw's heart, if not by his mouth, to the lowest pit in the infernal regions if I showed my unfortunate person in his neighbourhood then; and feeling very mean and malignant, I skulked round to seek refuge in the kitchen.
    Chapter 32 (29% in)

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