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MALICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does malice mean? 

MALICE (noun)
  The noun MALICE has 2 senses:

1. feeling a need to see others suffer
2. the quality of threatening evil

  Familiarity information: MALICE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MALICE (noun)


Sense 1malice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feeling a need to see others suffer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

malice; maliciousness; spite; spitefulness; venom

Hypernyms ("malice" is a kind of...):

malevolence; malignity (wishing evil to others)


Sense 2malice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of threatening evil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

malevolency; malevolence; malice

Hypernyms ("malice" is a kind of...):

evil; evilness (the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "malice"):

bitchiness; cattiness; nastiness; spite; spitefulness (malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty)

cruelness; cruelty; harshness (the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance)

beastliness; meanness (the quality of being deliberately mean)


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