Malign: (adjective) evil in nature, influence, or effect: injurious

“And then, my best idea came to me as I looked at my cup of cocoa. Like the prince trapped inside┬áthe body of a frog, that humble white cup, so maligned by the everyday, so misrepresented as a mere vessel, was a work of art waiting to occur.”

Word from Bia Lowe’s I Always Write About My Mother When I Start to Write

The use of the word was to show how neglected and mistreated the cup is. The only purpose of it being a container and nothing else, when in the narrators view it shows more potential and can be used for something else. From what I can understand, the purpose of this word is to express something or someone in a negative light.



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  1. Jody R. Rosen

    Good that you got started with your first glossary entry! Be sure to choose the category Glossary so you can get credit for your work!

    Also, in the last part of your post, you’re interpreting what the narrator means, but you should also restate the ideas with your newly understood definition in mind.

    You can make these changes by clicking on Edit at the bottom of your post.


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