Synonym of malign

Alternative for malign

maligns, maligned, maligning

Synonym: defame, slander, slur, smear, benign,

Adjective

Evil in nature or effect
malignant malicious malevolent evil vicious hostile nasty hurtful bad mean pernicious baleful cruel spiteful harmful rancorous virulent maleficent hateful malefic injurious deleterious detrimental noxious destructive damaging antagonistic baneful wicked inimical despiteful catty sinister negative antipathetic aspersive evil-intentioned poisonous venomous vindictive bitter unkind ill-natured vitriolic unfriendly acrimonious dangerous wounding vengeful ill menacing ruinous splenetic mischievous adverse prejudicial nocuous unpleasant resentful angry waspish unhealthy dirty disagreeable disastrous calamitous savage unfavourable ornery cutting unwholesome unfavorable acid evil-minded corrupting cantankerous hate-filled threatening foul caustic unfortunate scathing ill-disposed vile ill-tempered defamatory deadly bilious barbed rude snide obnoxious cross harsh aggressive bad-tempered inconsiderate prejudicious cancerous disadvantageous acrid irascible toxic ill-humored biting mean-spirited ill-humoured inhospitable fierce wrathful sharp dire unsympathetic cussed surly astringent uncharitable abusive counterproductive hazardous lethal belligerent churlish testy fatal sour envenomed nocent viperous undesirable revengeful environmentally unfriendly minatory forbidding murderous mordant lousy rough acerbic ominous dark base stinging grudging horrid pugnacious tetchy bad-natured vituperative choleric withering sarcastic perilous shrewish poison bodeful crabby tart searing pestiferous furious black devastating minacious unlucky low rotten noisome crabbed pestilential peevish corrosive offensive portentous inauspicious backbiting corrupt slanderous hellish doomy subversive unpropitious direful nefarious foreboding murder implacable insalubrious despicable frightening contemptible mortal disturbing ferocious unsafe risky irritable combative trenchant grim pestilent petulant ill-boding snappish wretched bellicose confrontational sardonic snarky crippling insidious querulous uncongenial ill-omened critical indignant irate annoying ruthless razor-edged crotchety unsociable toxicant sinistrous squint-eyed scrappy scornful joyless militant mordacious liverish doomful lowering apocalyptic corroding louring septic fractious sulky woeful acidulous narky execrable ignominious currish dishonorable detestable contaminated beastly cranky accidentally on purpose brutal ratty filthy gross full of spleen dishonourable stroppy shirty low-down low-minded hating spleenful ireful full of hate villainous criminal unrelenting grudge-bearing unforgiving of evil intent intimidating troublesome vitriolous pointed censorious incisive blistering iniquitous reprobate artful awful disdainful contagious embittered bothersome uncool envious petty miasmatic miasmic hard intimidatory corruptive grouchy shady underhand relentless avenging burning contentious slashing ruining killing destroying dicey parlous precarious grumpy snappy sullen ill-intentioned tough scathy stabbing offended begruding sore insulted rapier-like dripping with malice odious pitiless wreakful out for revenge retaliatory merciless unattractive loathsome dyspeptic painful infectious unpromising unlikable impolite viperish annoyed vexed displeased irked piqued aggrieved exasperated irritated catastrophic incendiary cataclysmic unlovable insensitive shabby peckish chippy soreheaded huffy miffy grumbling curmudgeonly waxy acerb smart-mouthed acidic belittling smart-aleck smart-alecky scalding pungent satiric satirical unfair galled provoked callous infective epidemic communicable mephitic undermining lethiferous wrackful annihilative internecine eradicative extirpative harassing wreckful sinful suicidal slaughterous short-tempered hot-tempered quick-tempered on a short fuse short-fused pettish outraged ghastly unbearable frightful insufferable irritating catching piercing taunting dripping venom unnourishing horrible disquieting gloomy wintry premonitory fateful ugly thoughtless unloveable disease-ridden plague-like full of gall heartless innutritious insanitary glowering moody unfeeling uncaring coldhearted bloody-minded bearish precursive augural ill-fated malificent warning presaging worrying impending suggestive prophetic clouded prescient dismal doomed haunting fearful junk tainted sickly unhygienic unhealthful inhumane hard-hearted deplorable scummy cold-blooded barbarous not nice sadistic inhuman eggy enraged creepy eerie alarming atrabilious spoiled unnutritious wintery scary evil-looking spooky eldritch unwelcoming jaundiced cold adversary adversarial unsound repulsive spoilt decayed objectionable distasteful impure pathological morbid minatorial suggestive of evil dishonest perverse blackhearted icy frosty glacial sordid ignoble paltry toxiferous contrary peccant invidious truculent immoral unjust wrongful opprobrious warlike argumentative dour mephitical fiery fretful touchy inexpedient untoward inopportune prickly disapproving alien misanthropic unreceptive uncontrollable quarrelsome captious peppery uncivil poisoned death-dealing ungracious gruff snippy snippety stuffy waspy mardy foul-tempered raspy scathel unmerciful compassionless cold-hearted upsetting treacherous ungenerous unkindly unamiable imperilling imperiling afflictive seeking revenge deathly mortiferous terminal unchristian hardhearted life-threatening wild defiled corrupted dysfunctional violent feral untamed dodgy brutish barbaric maladjusted disordered transmittable unstable disturbed unbalanced monstrous desperate depraved uncivilised fiendish abhorrent rowdy terrible serpentine uncivilized abandoned transmissible spreading chilly distant aloof highly contagious cool uptight tense unneighbourly unamicable frigid antisocial highly infective rapidly spreading highly infectious temperamental unsocial unaffable huffish disgruntled sensitive feisty bristly glum curt impatient volatile whingy socially impaired withdrawn reserved unapproachable stand-offish brusque cynical hotheaded pouty oversensitive obstinate difficult discontented pertinacious severe supercilious unforthcoming stern stiff haughty uncommunicative impersonal indifferent uncooperative snarling whiny crusty hypercritical whining miserable crybaby hard-eyed chill gelid brittle clammy cold-eyed frozen antiseptic arctic coldish discourteous uncordial unmannerly iracund brooding iracundulous morose edgy pouting fussy disputatious snaky scratchy Olympian starchy grousing trying thin-skinned having got out of bed on the wrong side nasty-tempered out of humour out of sorts out of humor mumpish hot under the collar growling as cross as two sticks caviling in a mood sorehead saturnine passionate blunt fault-finding on edge dissatisfied out of temper cross-grained carping griping awkward like a bear with a sore head complaining fretting vinegary short whingeing childish out-of-sorts cavilling hasty hot-blooded having got out of bed the wrong side obstreperous chuffy easily offended in a bad mood competitive against not on speaking terms conflicting opposed opposite estranged disaffected unneighborly

Adjective

Marked by harsh, spoken, or written abuse
vituperative vitriolic abusive opprobrious scurrilous harsh virulent withering belittling censorious contumelious defamatory derogatory insulting invective sardonic scurril scurrile truculent vituperatory calumniating calumniatory castigating critical denunciatory derisive disparaging insolent libellous libelous malicious maligning obloquious offensive ranting reproachful reviling rude sarcastic scathing scolding slanderous traducing upbraiding vilifying sharp-tongued contemptuous scandalous pejorative denigratory scornful deprecatory damaging hateful venomous aspersive calumnious denigrating malignant depreciative despiteful libeling debasing derogative dismissive injuring defaming reproaching malevolent excoriating libelling humiliating disgracing injurious dishonoring disapproving despicable dishonouring vulgar hurting vile offending spiteful abasing detractive damning shaming disdainful slighting uncomplimentary degrading derisory sneering disrespectful mocking jeering depreciatory demeaning decrying denigrative snide scoffing detracting catty foul ridiculing satirical negative taunting supercilious deprecating sniffy full of contempt jibing backbiting unflattering teasing pillorying affronting nasty violent berating obnoxious unmannerly unfavourable blasphemous discrediting lampooning caustic uncivil discourteous hurtful detractory arrogant sarky snidey fault-finding unfavorable haughty abhorrent cynical snotty mud-slinging ironical irreverent cheeky judgmental minimizing snooty minimising mortifying diminishing deflating invidious unpleasant depreciating untrue false unfounded personal mean defiant wounding discreditable superior biting impertinent repulsive hypercritical overbearing egotistic maledictory scandalmongering vicious muckraking acerbic disadvantageous sniping dyslogistic downgrading aspersing maledictive slurring unfriendly bitter sharp impolite ribald groundless obscene low infamous coarse salacious gross indecent scabrous uncharitable abrupt curt brusque unkind gruff short surly blunt ungracious raunchy lewd dirty vituperous smutty outrageous filthy shameless bad-mannered ill-mannered unsympathetic Rabelaisian epithetical reproving castigatory offhand foul-mouthed rough condescending cavalier pathetic silly ridiculous cockamamy absurd ludicrous laughable risible cockamamie comical farcical preposterous vain imperious proud gally out-of-line flip cocky fresh smart-alecky smart sassy nervy crusty snippy high hat dog it hard-nosed bold on your high horse hard audacious high and mighty temperamental snobbish uppity cool on high horse upstage cold-shoulder for the birds

Adjective

Cruel or brutal
inhuman brutal cruel savage vicious barbaric heartless inhumane merciless ruthless barbarous callous cold-blooded remorseless diabolical fiendish pitiless bestial sadistic unfeeling hard-hearted harsh severe unsympathetic evil hard-boiled heinous monstrous wicked stone-hearted unforgiving unkind unpitying affectless atrocious beastly brute butcherly case-hardened compassionless dastardly desensitised desensitized hard hard-nosed inconsiderate indurate insensate insensitive ironhearted obdurate pachydermatous slash-and-burn soulless stoney stony stonyhearted take-no-prisoners thick-skinned truculent uncaring uncharitable unkindly unmerciful unsparing wanton egregious flagitious sanguinary cannibalistic cold-hearted fell ferocious fierce hateful implacable malicious malignant mean relentless uncompassionate unrelenting wolfish with a heart of stone brutish cold grim murderous stony-hearted hardhearted hellish vile horrible abominable tough nefarious terrible infernal devilish unemotional nasty indifferent dreadful malevolent stern bloodthirsty odious unfriendly awful appalling rough loathsome hardened violent shocking villainous satanic inflexible bad base execrable offensive austere ghastly unmoved foul demonic detestable lacking compassion unconcerned unpleasant inexorable outrageous depraved unbending coarse horrid diabolic despicable unspeakable coldhearted grievous black-hearted disgusting oppressive frightful contemptible hideous bitter spiteful rugged demoniac steely dark crude unresponsive stiff gross infamous abhorrent low disagreeable feral immoral intolerant insufferable repellent onerous uncompromising repugnant revolting ungodly black wild hostile fearful obnoxious dire rigorous demonical frigid horrifying vindictive hardhanded Mephistophelian inclement low-down scandalous intolerable iniquitous sinful calamitous unyielding mean-spirited draconian apathetic cacodemonic trying thoughtless excruciating cut-throat repulsive flinty heavy burdensome uncultured rigid alarming maleficent frightening strict emotionless harrowing hurtful searing unutterable unfair demoniacal bloody uncouth dispassionate cutthroat vulgar forbidding rotten accursed impassive stringent marble-hearted horrendous unrefined inhospitable gruesome corrupt uncivil boorish degenerate homicidal indescribable hard as nails reprobate unremitting untamed dirty dog-eat-dog unloving satanical ghoulish nightmarish uncivilized perverted bleak wretched unappeasable torturous bloodless spiritless uncultivated grisly horrific stark primitive insensible rude illiberal exacting sickening demonian Luciferian perverse hard-bitten obscene debased unsusceptible damnable matter-of-fact criminal unprincipled dour gruff crazed shameful punishing animalistic animal natural virulent subhuman dishonourable ignoble hellacious tyrannical unruly unsavory tortuous unsavoury dishonorable deplorable as hard as nails uncivilised adamant disgraceful cool surly dangerous deadpan flagrant wooden icy ungenerous blank dead abusive crushing reprehensible macabre terrific grewsome lurid nightmare churlish nauseating ungracious carnal mortal senseless ferine detached inexpressive facinorous unamiable imperturbable shabby indurated unsophisticated swinish rancorous loutish degraded aggressive without sentiment selfish torpid unlawful aloof bearish comfortless unsentimental desperate upsetting objectionable anesthetized frosty crass lewd indecent heathen firm pernicious Hadean tormenting wrong ogreish tyrannous punitive tactless unchristian wrathful unwelcoming snide amoral overwhelming felonious lawless anaesthetized godawful unscrupulous impervious immoderate feelingless inured tigerish oafish ill-natured distressing gray grey faceless extreme cold fish unbearable steep benumbed yucky ill-bred unpolished lukewarm unendurable crooked dishonest exorbitant excessive red in tooth and claw Neanderthal obtuse intimidating unaffected ill-mannered from hell poker-faced dissolute scoundrelly shady unethical catty toughened profligate licentious mad bent unrestrained unrighteous louring extravagant barbarian inattentive unhallowed ungentle headstrong unconscionable vengeful heathenish sour serpentine lowbrow uncongenial improper intemperate great lowering not nice intense inexpressible despiteful ogry ogrish ironfisted revengeful killer unnatural difficult hatchetjob coldblooded without pity ravening stonehearted ignorant premeditated heedless reptilian unlettered killer instinct gloating lifeless demanding self-centred uncommiserating Stygian destructive impenetrable mechanical untouched spartan stingy solid unholy unflinching morbid aberrant ominous constant cynical stolid censorious frenetic maniacal possessed utilitarian cantankerous unempathetic deadened uncordial crotchety sensationless piggish gluttonous God-awful unclean irrational prurient barren grinding Spartan bare-bones desolate disinterested halfhearted aversive wounding armour-plated invulnerable impenitent stubborn careless unimpressionable insentient philistine self-centered unsympathizing uncomfortable discomforting iron-fisted uncalled-for world-weary hard-headed mean machine drastic having a killer instinct ravenous lupine voracious untold uneducated undescribable unrepenting indefatigable avaricious unregenerate greedy uncontrite imperceptive ignominious low-minded wearing scummy currish hard-as-nails seasoned despotic dictatorial illiterate thuggish slaughterous roughshod biting unsensitive incurious oblivious suppressive authoritarian glazed flat hellborn cursed cloven-footed expressionless ill wilful Neandertal benighted deaf to blind to lacking sentiment hard-line hard-edged obstinate hard-shelled undue inordinate crippling menacing furious ramrod worthless deliberate needless unjustified arbitrary with a hide like an elephant numb unmannered yobbish fiery debauched critical unbelievable inconceivable inured to toughened by experience swingeing sharp towering strong overweening threatening chilly unprovoked abysmal unimaginable heavy-handed sinister shameless rabid fearsome dull inert graceless contaminated faulty putrid insubordinate impure libidinous demoralised miscreant impious abandoned demoralized fixed as tough as old boots ineffable impetuous raging delirious convulsive baleful adamantine unreasonable hardheaded overextravagant insane plethoric baroque intractable overmuch overdue gratuitous groundless motiveless deceitful devious Rhadamanthine raving uncontrollable enraged incessive undomesticated illegal illicit numbed hollow asleep hard-shell delinquent slippery two-faced defiled scheming disreputable sly underhanded shifty unconscientious insupportable unjustifiable frantic infuriated rapacious angry illegitimate robust terrifying indescribably bad indescribably wicked beyond words too horrible for words preternatural beyond description undefinable indescribably evil unwarranted maddening impossible OTT preposterous exasperating venomous biffo aggers self-indulgent vitiated disparaging errant exploitative libertine evil-minded self-seeking contemptuous conscienceless morally wrong dodgy decadent questionable corrupted crafty scrofulous squalid incorrigible scornful disdainful indictable sordid transgressing insipid vacant glassy O.T.T. extortionate willed unmotivated ruffianly blackguardly roguish underhand scurrilous too great shaming disgracing debauching notorious depraving debasing contumelious opprobrious brusque blunt curt impolite thievish malfeasant stinking warped rascally toneless paralysed paralyzed still aimless discourteous over the top very bad painful remote physical galling ribald indelicate profane indecorous bluff unmannerly neanderthal troglodytic undisciplined unjust contrary ornery insolent wayward double-crossing culpable not cricket knavish peccant undesirable distant poignant bodily inelegant roughcast vulgarian bawdy filthy agonizing disturbing heartbreaking withdrawn reserved businesslike formal heart-rending vexatious disquieting fleshly less than human bad-mannered untutored unwelcome unhappy distasteful afflicting heartrending chilling unlovely unpleasing tragic sad yukky traumatic miserable unpalatable displeasing passionless tasteless lowbred foul-mouthed artless unceremonious common loud distressful icky sore mortifying afflictive provoking annoying agonising roughneck incult unladylike ungentlemanly raffish neutral restrained self-controlled stilted starchy sensual unforgivable gut-wrenching corporeal intuitive visceral corporal mammalian inborn biological innate bureaucratic clinical gelid stand-offish sick-making scurvy disgustful sick loathly subconscious instinctive somatic organic instinctual featureless straight impartial colorless colourless impersonal equal measured uncolored depersonalised candid unpassioned careful depersonalized nondiscriminatory abstract anonymous monolithic hairy grody beyond the pale fleshy appetitive material strictly business cold turkey earthy earthly beastlike lousy ugly noisome nauseous noxious lamentable woeful fulsome sorry repellant rancid dismal pitiful pathetic direful poor rank spine-chilling off-putting hair-raising unfortunate grave inexcusable yucko scary paltry disastrous hopeless chronic crummy unnerving pitiable glaring formidable unearthly unsatisfactory discreditable skanky daunting unacceptable regrettable grotty serious abject creepy eerie smutty uninviting inadequate inferior shoddy perturbing troublesome worrying redoubtable wrongful gloomy immodest grotesque unworthy grubby cheap raunchy cruddy sullied disconcerting pits exceptionable degrading unsettling dread crying unpardonable agitating dislikeable doleful depressing malodorous striking blatant unappetizing fetid sombre somber smelly solemn peccable lame scabby sneaking ratty mephitic bum bloodcurdling pongy stinky whiffy grimy funky bogging troubling mournful niffy miasmal blue substandard olid irreligious festy sacrilegious gut-churning foetid blasphemous dingy blameworthy stressful irksome unrespectable louche shy obvious useless godless inglorious duff poxy arrant pants conspicuous indefensible patent catastrophic fraught startling cataclysmic on the nose unsightly gory pronounced disheartening petrifying third-rate forlorn tragical ridiculous salacious harmful irritating melancholy rubbish suggestive ghostly capital sorrowful vomitous adverse a load of pants acrid polluted foul-smelling evil-smelling funereal sleazy smudged bedraggled befouled bemired dusty uncleanly draggled muddy stained mucky besmirched blackened unsportsmanlike grungy begrimed soiled spooky poison rebarbative weird sepulchral X-rated vomit-inducing ruinous dismaying devastating worrisome punk barefaced humiliating taxing bothersome brazen ropy enormous mediocre confounded dreaded outright undisguised treacherous utter foreboding beyond contempt terrorizing piteous audacious naked evident embarrassing erring fallen unconcealed manifest discomposing laughable complete astounding inept unbecoming sucky palpable transparent sober troublous overt tremendous second-rate absurd caitiff injurious concerning tainted morose terrorising dolorous cheerless unchaste lascivious unhealthy glum humourless humorless unseemly scatological scatologic anguished depressive shuddersome sedate sullen dreary revulsive loose lustful unwholesome pornographic lugubrious shadowy sanguine hated out and out out-and-out brass-necked hateable murky affecting tenebrous raw porno barnyard scabrous drear stomach-churning stomach-turning off-color spine-tingling dislikable brackish pestilential Kafkaesque sneaky outcast scaring discouraging terribly bad good-for-nothing naughty cussed foolish beneath contempt demoralizing impoverished oppressed undignified ill-famed tenth-rate slimy nightmarey phantasmagorical unreal downer bummer unlucky unsocial strange sublime lou cowardly inequitable poisonous drunken pressing crucial cringe-making discommoding ill-reputed urgent not up to snuff poverty-stricken mephistophelean bad-hearted servile menial defective stupefying detested execrated melancholic dispirited vexing reviled heartstopping backbiting untrue maligning vilifying traducing detractive gossiping detracting testing pressured frustrating irretrievable weighty sensational despised frozen gnarly staggering stunning astonishing bewildering amazing very disgusting abnormal extraordinary blood-stained acute highly improper portentous bodeful exigent parlous surprising graphic exaggerated drab mirthless abominated loathed abhorred sheer plain gruelling arduous tiring red hot bungling oppressing scowling spookish death-obsessed melodramatic explicit absolute downright unqualified inconvenient saddening unappealing uncool awkward fugly misproportioned misshapen freaky like death warmed up nagging demoralising apparent unmitigated significant major inconsistent incompatible contradictory opposed silly god-awful rueful derisory ludicrous foolish-looking disappointing faint mortuary haggard wraithlike supernatural anaemic uncanny dim deathlike corpselike anemic weak huckery maggot averse antipathetic inimical antagonistic tricky antisocial against opposite alien invidious extrinsic counter extraneous unconformable different unfitted foreign irreverent trashy sensationalist overdramatized colourful rubbishy grueling guilty nerve-racking nail-biting heart-breaking extremely bad nerve-wracking deleterious damaging in opposition kitschy pulp like the back end of a bus as ugly as sin baneful mischievous prejudicial nocuous detrimental late unheard of reeking shock-horror tacky vivid juicy reeky a stinker of a a bummer of a musty stenchy high fusty yellow full-frontal frowzy frowsy miasmic frowsty bad news pigpen ripe yecchy purple racy salty deep colorful distinct garish open bold flaunting ostentatious forbidden taboo inauspicious prohibited proscribed cataclysmal unpropitious unashamed flagitous interdicted banned censored flaming noticeable disconsolate joyless unprintable bald-faced bare-faced sorrowing grieving grief-stricken broken-hearted heartbroken no good devastated inconsolable downcast mourning despairing down distressed dispiriting godforsaken pessimistic crestfallen dejected depressed downhearted stick out like sore thumb frowned on disapproved of out of bounds off limits darkening hanging out unmentionable impermissible not to be spoken of restricted off-limits no go that dare not speak its name woebegone tenebrific chill sunless plutonian lonesome lonely elegiacal dreich saturnine Cimmerian elegiac cloudy low-spirited down in the mouth long-faced down in the dumps

Verb

To make untrue and slanderous comments about
slander vilify defame traduce smear denigrate disparage calumniate libel slur asperse discredit sully besmirch stain blacken taint tarnish stigmatise stigmatize scandalise scandalize befoul derogate revile slight misrepresent vilipend badmouth backbite burlesque caricature mudsling villainize bad-mouth speak ill of drag through the mire drag through the mud run down cast aspersions on give a black eye fling mud at sling mud at speak evil of spread scandal about give a bad name tear down tell lies about do a hatchet job on throw mud at write false reports about spread tales about mark wrong drag name through mud drag someone's name through the mud drag someone's name through the mire sully someone's reputation taint someone's name tarnish someone's name run a smear campaign against blacken someone's name accuse falsely cast aspersion spread lies about sully someone's name blacken someone's character soil someone's name stain someone's good name injure the reputation of dishonour disgrace rubbish dishonor knock decry injure smirch damage blot censure slag off reproach belittle defile attack besmear shame detract degrade soil muckrake debase bring discredit to lower bring into disrepute assail bring shame upon insult spoil spot cast a slur on do a number on disrespect rip blotch breathe on reflect badly on bring shame on run smear campaign rip up and down deride reduce tar and feather offend abuse scorch blister embarrass vituperate roast blacken the name of slam be malicious about pan dump on blemish belie poison undermine criticize impugn hurt blaspheme back-bite blacken the character of lampoon criticise outrage put down prejudice kick in the teeth pervert deprecate sling mud blackguard accuse be critical of speak badly of gossip lie spite backstab slag gossip about be spiteful towards be unkind about slate speak of with disfavour ruin lie about destroy pull to pieces put zingers on cast slur on poor-mouth have a go at have a pop at drag through mud be nasty moan depreciate shock disgust sneer strumpet plaster hit mistreat horrify appal snub harm humiliate humble brand miff affront sicken repel revolt nauseate demean oppress maltreat ill-treat zing spatter abase chop push insinuate cap appall displease cheat ill-use cheapen blacken name chasten defame someone's character sink foul give offence to cause a few raised eyebrows amongst raise eyebrows amongst dismay condemn blackball cause raised eyebrows be spiteful devalue skin alive cut up blow off expose diminish slap in the face hit where one lives cut to the quick disfavor compromise disesteem disfavour trespass aggrieve persecute wrong wound take down do wrong to do injury to do a disservice to bad mouth do an injustice to offend against put in a bad light show up impose upon sin against shoot down detract from show in a bad light ruin the reputation of pooh-pooh bring into disfavour destroy someone's credibility damage someone's reputation take advantage of do the dirty on

Verb

To belittle or express disapproval of
disparage denigrate deprecate belittle knock vilify criticise criticize decry slam trash pan depreciate diminish slur abuse discredit rubbish scorn revile dis deride roast bash vituperate flame insult ridicule marginalise marginalize mock opprobriate bad-mouth run down put down trash-talk slag off talk down detract from pooh-pooh hit out at have a go at tear into speak ill of speak badly of tear down take a swipe at slate attack lambaste condemn censure blast derogate hammer asperse denounce cast aspersions on excoriate diss inveigh against savage lay into pillory rail against pull apart castigate pour scorn on skewer bag monster pummel find fault with pull to pieces crucify berate pummelled besmirch defame reprobate slander vilipend pick holes in calumniate rate minimize objurgate fulminate against scathe impugn lace into reprehend discount cut up traduce arraign jump on slash dump on dismiss minimise assail cry down chastise reprimand vituperate against throw brickbats at smear libel play down nitpick about animadvert on maul carp at cavil at give a bad press to poor-mouth slight do a hatchet job on blister belabor write off kiss off rip reprove sledge undervalue underrate take to pieces rap belabour reproach give some stick to lambast disapprove of potshot scoff at blame give flak to drag through the mud stigmatize upbraid do down rebuke dispraise flay sneer at chide dress down trivialize scold degrade find fault underestimate stigmatise scorch slag fault trivialise take down cut down curse bawl out contemn downgrade denunciate lash mudsling treat lightly slang minify detract misprize spread lies about harangue bag on hold cheap pick to pieces take to task blacken the name of sully the reputation of throw mud at take down a peg cut down to size come down on demean give a bad name carpet tear to pieces anathematize give someone hell deflate disdain lower give someone a roasting chew out shoot down speak evil of tear off a strip make light of nit-pick cut to the quick nag at throw shade call names pick at tear a strip off do a number on bring into disrepute go for the jugular tear to shreds blacken the reputation of offend conduct a smear campaign against blacken admonish taunt cane debase understate downplay laugh off laugh at nitpick devalue judge fustigate injure miscall rip up rail clobber zap slug execrate deplore pooh pooh take apart poor mouth skin tongue-lash skin alive read the riot act be rude to sail into sling mud at get at pass strictures upon hit sell short give a black eye haul over the coals call someone names nitpick over find lacking give someone a bad press disgrace rant at lash out at criticize severely pitch into tear apart get angry with brand animadvert upon criticize unfairly lecture ream blacken the character of scandalise scandalize nag harsh despise sneer proscribe give a rocket bollock squelch squash cheapen refute persecute oppress bad mouth rollick poormouth reject backbite ride zing hose carp give black eye pass judgment jump down someone's throat rake over the coals give a talking-to put hooks in sour grapes humble look down on discountenance clamor against spurn mistreat dig demonize cuss caluminate voodoo jinx trim fluff slog animadvert prosecute declaim blow off shout at cuss out swear at argue with assault verbally object disapprove discommend expostulate make little of frown hurl insults at give comeuppance put away knock off high horse impeach ostracise indict ostracize demonise complain hold forth against mark down snipe at take swipe at take away throw stones at disagree with cast a slur on lay down the law think little of pile in remonstrate with ream out complain about rag on call down start on start in take dim view of not go for give bad press cut to bits shoot full of holes blacken someone's reputation take on declaim against run something down show up give something a bad press charge with jump on one's case bite someone's head off snap someone's head off rap over the knuckles put a whammy on give someone a bollocking give someone a rocket give someone a rollicking jump down one's throat throw shade at scourge affront annoy provoke outrage hurt to denigrate aggravate wound take a dig at disrespect upset mortify lash into slap humiliate tease dishonor irritate disoblige abase gird jeer scoff dishonour give offence to cause offence to cut dead treat disrespectfully hurt someone's feelings step on one's toes accuse rile growl tell off give someone a dressing-down light into tie into yell at rip into beat up on bark at score give something a battering rail at rag keelhaul baste jaw chasten drub scarify object to take exception to abhor detest give someone bondi gripe about shame be against frown on cavil discipline look askance at grouch about quibble about carp about moan about grouse about whine about punish whip beat bellyache about whinge about beef about destroy sound off about lessen foul sink smirch jeer at remonstrate slap on the wrist bemean put someone on the hot seat bring down crawl all over look down one's nose at put someone on the griddle burn someone's ears cast down pin someone's ears back criticize harshly badmouth take lampoon bring under fire heap find unacceptable give a tongue-lashing shellac loathe criticize strongly review unfavorably show someone up exprobate rebuff incriminate scratch lacerate lance cut incise hate devaluate compromise protest against abominate read out look askance get after pick apart knock off write down frame pronounce name adjudge expose to ridicule hold up to shame take a dim view of weigh into send up be hostile to argue against take issue with point finger at hang something on blow whistle on thumbs down on pin it on let have it send up the river lay at one's door question imprecate wig row think wrong not support accurse correct not believe in penalize flog thrash talk something down penalise regard with disgust feel revulsion to feel aversion to feel disgust for call to account hold someone responsible hold accountable hold someone to blame complain to pass on disfavour disfavor oppose negate remonstrate against disesteem express a poor opinion of raise an be hostile towards pull up corrupt prostitute tick off charge bushwhack beset tackle sic sick strike storm assault raid rush pervert reduce let someone have it debauch harm deprave mar bastardize demoralize deteriorate profane poison warp vitiate canker damage subvert give someone a telling-off give someone an earful spoil desensitize undermine brutalize weaken dehumanize set on turn on dive into give someone a caning give someone a mouthful give someone a wigging send someone away with a flea in their ear give someone what for put on the mat blow up at give someone some stick rap someone the knuckles drag over the coals slap down give someone a row lay out give someone a rating lean on dehumanise demoralise bastardise desensitise lower the status of bring shame to brutalise subdue crush embarrass go in on discomfit abash chagrin descend on wade into descend upon wade in pounce on pounce upon quash break snub wither own vanquish confound confuse make a fool of put to shame cause to feel small settle someone's hash make ashamed put out of countenance make someone eat humble pie make someone eat crow take down a peg or two take the wind out of someone's sails cause to lose face bring low

Antonym of malign

malign Idiom, Proverb

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