Definitions for maliceˈmæl ɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mal•iceˈmæl 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.

    Category: Law

Origin of malice:

1250–1300; < OF < L malitia. See mal -, -ice

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom(noun)

    feeling a need to see others suffer

  2. malevolence, malevolency, malice(noun)

    the quality of threatening evil

Wiktionary

  1. malice(Noun)

    Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way. Desire to take pleasure in another's misfortune.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malice(noun)

    enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; a spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another; a disposition to injure another; a malignant design of evil

  2. Malice(noun)

    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

  3. Malice(verb)

    to regard with extreme ill will

Freebase

  1. Malice

    Malice is the name of four separate fictional comic book supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe. The original Malice was a minion of Killmonger, an enemy of Black Panther. The second was a short-lived Ghost Rider villain. The last two villains bearing the name Malice are disembodied entities, the first of which possesses Susan Richards of the Fantastic Four, and the second is an evil mutant appearing in X-Men comics.

Anagrams of malice

  1. claime, maleic

  2. Claime


Translations for malice

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

malice(noun)

the wish to harm other people etc

There was no malice intended in what she said.

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