malice

Definition of malice

mal´ice   Pronunciation: măl´ĭs
n.1.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.
Envy, hatred, and malice are three distinct passions of the mind.
- Ld. Holt.
2.(Law) 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.
Malice aforethought
malice previously and deliberately entertained.
Proud tyrants who maliciously destroy
And ride o'er ruins with malignant joy.
- Somerville.
v. t.1.To regard with extreme ill will.

Related Words

Anglophobia, Russophobia, abhorrence, abomination, animus, antagonism, anti-Semitism, antipathy, aversion, bane, belligerence, bigotry, bile, bitchiness, bitterness, clash, clashing, collision, conflict, contention, cussedness, despite, despitefulness, detestation, devilment, devilry, deviltry, dislike, down, evil intent, execration, friction, harmfulness, hate, hatefulness, hatred, hostility, iniquitousness, invidiousness, loathing, maleficence, malevolence, malice aforethought, malice prepense, maliciousness, malignance, malignancy, meanness, misandry, misanthropy, misogyny, nastiness, noxiousness, odium, orneriness, poison, quarrelsomeness, race hatred, racism, repugnance, spitefulness, spleen, umbrage, venom, vials of hate, vials of wrath, wickedness, xenophobia
Word:

Browse

Maleo
Malepractice
Malet
Maletreat
Malevolence
Malevolent
Malevolently
Malevolous
Malexecution
Maleyl
Malfeasance
malfeasant
Malformation
Malgracious
Malgre
malheur wire lettuce
Mali franc
Malian
Malic
Malic acid
-malice-
Malice aforethought
Malicho
Malicious
Malicious abandonment
malicious mischief
Malicious prosecution
malign
Malignance
malignant
malignant anemia
Malignant lymphoma
malignant melanoma
malignant neoplasm
Malignant pustule
Malignant sore throat
malignant tumor
malignantly
maligned
maligner
malignify
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home