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malignant
used in The Brothers Karamazov

18 uses
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Definition
harmful or evil

or in medicine:  characterized by progressive and uncontrolled harmful growth — especially of a tumor
  • His face was suddenly solemn and impressive, which gave him a positively malignant look.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (60% in)
  • Well, I dare say you do understand, since you blurt it out at the first word," said Rakitin, malignantly.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (79% in)
  • Remembering that now, he smiled quietly and malignantly, hesitating for a moment.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (91% in)
  • The words broke involuntarily, and almost malignantly, from Dmitri.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (36% in)
  • Ivan went on in the same whisper, with a malignant grimace.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (72% in)
  • "You force me to go to that damned Tchermashnya yourself, then?" cried Ivan, with a malignant smile.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (95% in)
  • Fyodor Pavlovitch did not catch, or would not catch, the malignancy, but he caught the smile.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (95% in)
  • Some of the latter shook their heads mournfully, but others did not even care to conceal the delight which gleamed unmistakably in their malignant eyes.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (13% in)
  • "There was no smell of corruption from the late elder Varsonofy, but a sweet fragrance," they recalled malignantly.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (18% in)
  • "He sat in pride," the most malignant declared vindictively; "he considered himself a saint and he took it as his due when people knelt before him."
    Book 7 — Alyosha (19% in)
  • "This is he who should be an elder," others added malignantly.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (28% in)
  • But there was nothing in his heart such as Rakitin, for instance, watching him malignantly from his corner, might have expected or fancied.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (60% in)
  • Mitya seized his hand to press it, but there was a malignant gleam in the old man's eye.
    Book 8 — Mitya (12% in)
  • He looked intently at "the boy" and smiled gloomily and malignantly.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (39% in)
  • He laughed malignantly.
    Book 11 — Ivan (64% in)
  • Ivan snarled malignantly.
    Book 11 — Ivan (85% in)
  • So he thought it all out beforehand how he would kill him," Katerina Ivanovna pointed out to the court with venomous and malignant triumph.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (34% in)
  • He was an example of everything that is opposed to civic duty, of the most complete and malignant individualism.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (41% in)

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