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Synonyms for malice
ˈmæl ɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    feeling a need to see others suffer

    nastiness, cattiness, malevolence, spite, malevolency, spitefulness, venom, bitchiness, maliciousness

  2. malevolence, malevolency, malice(noun)

    the quality of threatening evil

    malevolence, malevolency, spitefulness, maliciousness, venom, malignity, spite


  1. malice(noun)

    evilness, ill will, wickedness

  2. malice(noun)

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

    wickedness, ill will, evilness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. malice

    Enmity is the state of being an enemy or the feeling and disposition characterizing an enemy (compare ENEMY). Animosity denotes a feeling more active and vehement, but often less enduring and determined, than enmity. Enmity distinctly recognizes its object as an enemy, to be met or dealt with accordingly. Hostility is enmity in action; the term hostilities between nations denotes actual armed collision. Bitterness is a resentful feeling arising from a belief that one has been wronged; acrimony is a kindred feeling, but deeper and more persistent, and may arise from the crossing of one's wishes or plans by another, where no injustice or wrong is felt. Antagonism, as between two competing authors or merchants, does not necessarily imply enmity, but ordinarily suggests a shade, at least, of hostile feeling. Malice is a disposition or intent to injure others, for the gratification of some evil passion; malignity is intense and violent enmity, hatred, or malice. Compare synonyms for ACRIMONY; ANGER; HATRED.

    acrimony, animosity, antagonism, bitterness, enmity, hatred, hostility, ill will, malevolence, malignity, rancor, spite

    agreement, alliance, amity, concord, friendship, harmony, kindliness, kindness, regard, sympathy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. malice(n.)

    malevolence, maliciousness, malignity, rancor, venom, hate, spite, ill-will

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. malice(n)

    hatred, rancor, malevolence, animosity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    mischief, rogue, wickedness, grudge, viciousness, evil-doing

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How to use malice in a sentence?

  1. Francis Quarles:

    Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.

  2. Robert J. Hanlon:

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

  3. Tonya Conn:

    I've been doing rescues since 2004, we see a lot of starvation and a lot of cruelty, but that was the most horrific scene I've ever been on. Just cold-blooded malice.

  4. Wilmer Sanchez:

    This is malice. They've been wanting to take over Banesco for a while.

  5. Three Chicago police officers:

    There was no malice, no hatred on that night.

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