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Synonyms for malice
ˈmæl ɪsmal·ice

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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. malicenoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.5 / 2 votes

  1. malicenoun

    Synonyms:
    hatred, rancor, malevolence, animosity

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Jack Holland:

    Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.

  2. Ethan Lindenberger:

    To combat preventable-disease outbreaks, information is, in my mind, the forefront of this matter. My mother would turn to anti-vaccine groups online and on social media, looking for her evidence in defense rather than health officials and other credible sources. This may seem to be in malice because of the dangers of not vaccinating imposes, but this is not the case. My mother came in the sense of loving her children and being concerned, for certain individuals and organizations that spread misinformation, they instill fear into the public for their own gain selfishly and do so knowing that their information is incorrect. For my mother, her love, affection and care as a parent, was used to push an agenda to create a false distress, and these sources which spread misinformation should be the primary concern of the American people.

  3. RJ Intindola:

    Action and malice that contradicts the conscience will result in irreparable damage and pain that could linger for years.

  4. 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.

  5. Jeremy Kappell:

    What happened on Friday, to me, it's a simple misunderstanding. If you watch me regularly you know that I tend to contain a lot of information in my weather cast, which forces me to speak fast and unfortunately I spoke a little too fast when I was referencing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So fast to the point where I jumbled a couple of words. In my mind I knew I mispronounced, but there was no malice. I had no idea the way it came across to many people.


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