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mal·ice

 (măl′ĭs)
n.
1. A desire to harm others or to see others suffer; extreme ill will or spite.
2. Law
a. The intent to commit an unlawful act without justification or excuse.
b. An improper motive for an action, such as desire to cause injury to another.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin malitia, from malus, bad; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

malice

(ˈmælɪs)
n
1. the desire to do harm or mischief
2. evil intent
3. (Law) law the state of mind with which an act is committed and from which the intent to do wrong may be inferred
[C13: via Old French from Latin malitia, from malus evil]

mal•ice

(ˈmæl ɪs)

n.
1. a desire to inflict harm or suffering on another.
2. harmful intent on the part of a person who commits an unlawful act injurious to another.
[1250–1300; < Old French < Latin malitia. See mal-, -ice]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malice - feeling a need to see others suffermalice - feeling a need to see others suffer
malevolence, malignity - wishing evil to others
2.malice - the quality of threatening evilmalice - the quality of threatening evil  
bitchiness, cattiness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness - malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
cruelness, cruelty, harshness - the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
beastliness, meanness - the quality of being deliberately mean
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

malice

noun spite, animosity, enmity, hate, hatred, bitterness, venom, spleen, rancour, bad blood, ill will, animus, malevolence, vindictiveness, evil intent, malignity, spitefulness, vengefulness, maliciousness There was no malice on his part.
Quotations
"Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms" [George Savile, Marquess of Halifax Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Thoughts]
"Malice is only another name for mediocrity" [Patrick Kavanagh]

malice

noun
Translations
حِقْد، ضَغينَه، مَكْر
nepřátelstvízloba
ondskabsfuldhed
ilkeyspahantahtoisuus
malicijapakostzlobazloća
illgirniillgirni, meinfÿsnimeinfýsni
pikta valiapikti kėslai
ļaunprātība

malice

[ˈmælɪs] N
1. (= grudge) → rencor m; (= badness) → malicia f
to bear sb maliceguardar rencor a algn
I bear him no maliceno le guardo rencor
out of malicepor malicia
with malice toward nonesin mala intención hacia nadie
2. (Jur) → intención f delictuosa, dolo m
malice aforethoughtpremeditación f

malice

[ˈmælɪs] nméchanceté f, malveillance f

malice

n
Bosheit f, → Bösartigkeit f; (of action)Böswilligkeit f; a look of maliceein boshafter Blick; out of maliceaus Bosheit; to bear somebody maliceeinen Groll gegen jdn hegen; I bear him no maliceich bin ihm nicht böse
(Jur) with malice aforethoughtin böswilliger Absicht, vorsätzlich

malice

[ˈmælɪs] ncattiveria, malevolenza
I bear him no malice → non gli serbo nessun rancore

malice

(ˈmӕlis) noun
the wish to harm other people etc. There was no malice intended in what she said.
malˈicious (-ʃəs) adjective
She took a malicious pleasure in hurting others.
maˈliciously adverb

malice

n. malicia, malos deseos.
References in classic literature ?
Art thou not thyself the coffin full of many-hued malices and angel- caricatures of life?