- Word Combinations (noun), Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||the wish to harm or hurt others; hostility; animosity.
She said those hurtful things out of sheer malice.I have forgiven him, and I no longer feel any malice toward him.His hitting her was no accident; it was an act of malice.
- ill will, malevolence, malignity, spite
- benevolence, charity
- similar words:
- animosity, antagonism, hatred, hostility, rancor, revenge, spleen, vengeance
||in law, intention to harm others in committing an unlawful act.
The defamation case was settled in favor of the defendant because malice could not be proved.
||animus, enmity, evil, grudge, venom