Meaning of MALICE in English

n. Function: noun

a desiring or wishing pain, injury, or distress to another FF1C; they sought to ruin his reputation out of pure malice FF1E;

Synonyms: despite, despitefulness, grudge, ill will, malevolence, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, spite, spitefulness, spleen

Related Words: bane, poison, venom; bile; animosity, animus, antipathy, down, enmity; hate, hatefulness, hatred, invidiousness, meanness; bitterness, resentment, umbrage

Contrasted Words: benevolence, benignancy, benignity, charity, kindliness, kindness

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