Definition of malice:
- 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.
- 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.
- To regard with extreme ill will.
spitefulness, malignance, malignity, despitefulness, attitude, ill-feeling, spite, malevolence, grudge, bitchiness, cat bite, poisonousness, acerbity, ill will, umbrage, mordacity, dirt, pure cussedness, venomousness, maliciousness, malevolency, implacability, venom.
enmity (part of speech: noun)
- hard feelings,
- bad blood,
- malevolence (part of speech: noun)
- hate (part of speech: noun)
The laughing malice of that book had so confused me for some days that I had begun to feel that even St. Paul's, a blue bubble floating over London on the stream of Time, might vanish, as bubbles will.- "Waiting for Daylight", Henry Major Tomlinson.
- "The Blood Red Dawn", Charles Caldwell Dobie.
- "Jack Tier or The Florida Reef", James Fenimore Cooper.