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malignant
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
harmful or evil

or in medicine:  characterized by progressive and uncontrolled harmful growth — especially of a tumor
  • An unlighted, unpaved stretch of waterfront lay before him, sagging structures and empty spaces of sky, warehouses, a crooked cornice hanging somewhere over a window with a malignant light.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (33% in)
  • Roark saw a grimy desolation of tenements, sagging hulks of what had been red brick, crooked doorways, rotting boards, strings of gray underclothing in narrow air shafts, not as a sign of life, but as a malignant growth of decomposition.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (82% in)
  • Notice the malignant kind of resentment against any idea that propounds independence.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (82% in)

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