malice (Meaning)

Wordnet

malice (n)

feeling a need to see others suffer

the quality of threatening evil

Webster

malice (n.)

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.

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.

Webster

malice (v. t.)

To regard with extreme ill will.

malice Sentence Examples

  1. The politician's malice toward his opponent was evident in his vitriolic speeches.
  2. The athlete's malice-driven foul cost his team the game.
  3. The neighbor's malicious gossip spread like wildfire through the neighborhood.
  4. The former employee's malice led him to tamper with the company's equipment.
  5. The criminal's malice was revealed through the gruesome nature of his crime.
  6. The critic's malicious review destroyed the artist's reputation.
  7. The stalker's malice manifested in obsessive behavior and threatening messages.
  8. The terrorist attack was fueled by malice and hatred toward a particular group.
  9. The judge dismissed the case due to the plaintiff's malicious intent.
  10. The corporation was fined for its malicious business practices that aimed to deceive consumers.

FAQs About the word malice

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The politician's malice toward his opponent was evident in his vitriolic speeches.

The athlete's malice-driven foul cost his team the game.

The neighbor's malicious gossip spread like wildfire through the neighborhood.

The former employee's malice led him to tamper with the company's equipment.