Black People : Malign, Malignant, Malicious, Mentally ill

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    Malign

    Synonyms: These verbs mean to make evil, harmful, often untrue statements about another.

    Defame suggests damage to reputation through misrepresentation:

    Traduce connotes the resulting humiliation or disgrace:

    Vilify pertains to open, deliberate, vicious defamation:

    To asperse is to spread unfavorable charges or insinuations against: "Who could be so base as to asperse the character of a family so harmless as ours?" (Oliver Goldsmith).

    Slander and calumniate apply to oral expression:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/malign
    ma·lign
    To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about; speak evil of.

    adj.
    Evil in disposition, nature, or intent.
    Evil in influence; injurious.
    Having or showing malice or ill will; malevolent.

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    ma·lig·nant
    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=malignant

    1. disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred.

    2. very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect.
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    Malicious
    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=malicious
    ma·li·cious
    1. full of, characterized by, or showing malice; malevolent; spiteful: malicious gossip.
    2. Law. vicious, wanton, or mischievous in motivation or purpose.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/mentally ill

    mentally ill


    adjective
    suffering from severe mental illness; "of unsound mind"



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