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Synonyms for malice
ˈmæl ɪsmal·ice

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Wiktionary

  1. malicenoun

    Synonyms:
    evilness, ill will, wickedness

  2. malicenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venomnoun

    feeling a need to see others suffer

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

  2. malevolence, malevolency, malicenoun

    the quality of threatening evil

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. malicenoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. malicenoun

    Synonyms:
    hatred, rancor, malevolence, animosity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "malice":

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

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How to use malice in a sentence?

  1. Anonymous:

    Hanlon's RazorNever attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

  2. Jeremy Kappell:

    In my mind I knew I mispronounced, but there was no malice. I had no idea the way it came across to many people.

  3. 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.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    It takes only hatred to bear malice/ill will against anyone/someone i.e. it's only a hateful person that can wish you/someone/anyone bad/harm.

  5. Abhishek Manu Singhvi:

    The ruling party in power is using proxy litigation to attack senior Congress persons out of political malice.

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