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Definitions of malice

  1. To regard with extreme ill will. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. the quality of threatening evil Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. feeling a need to see others suffer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Any wicked or mischievous intention of the mind; a depraved inclination to mischief; an intention to vex, annoy, or injure another person, or to do a wrongful act without just cause or cause or excuse; a wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others; willfulness. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Evil intention to injure others; deliberate mischief; spite; in law, state of mind shown by intention to perform an unlawful act or deed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Badness-so in B.: ill-will: spite: disposition to harm others: deliberate mischief. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Ill-will; spite. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Malicious. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A disposition to injure others; ill-will; spite; intention to injure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Any wicked or mischievous intention of the mind; a depraved inclination to mischief; an intention to vex, annoy, or injure another person, or to do a wrongful act without just cause or cause or excuse; a wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others; Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for malice

  1. Now she stood with her face but a yard from mine, and again her lips were curved with mirth and malice – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  2. During the first years of my absence my brother wrote to me frequently, and most of his letters I answered, for I really bore him no malice on account of the will. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
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