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malignant
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
harmful or evil

or in medicine:  characterized by progressive and uncontrolled harmful growth — especially of a tumor
  • He was moody, too; unaccountably so; I more than once, when sent for to read to him, found him sitting in his library alone, with his head bent on his folded arms; and, when he looked up, a morose, almost a malignant, scowl blackened his features.
    Chapter 15 (59% in)
  • The idea struck me that if she discovered I knew or suspected her guilt, she would be playing of some of her malignant pranks on me; I thought it advisable to be on my guard.
    Chapter 16 (22% in)
  • "Thank God!" he exclaimed, "that if anything malignant did come near you last night, it was only the veil that was harmed.
    Chapter 25 (87% in)
  • The lunatic is both cunning and malignant; she has never failed to take advantage of her guardian's temporary lapses; once to secrete the knife with which she stabbed her brother, and twice to possess herself of the key of her cell, and issue therefrom in the night-time.
    Chapter 27 (51% in)

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