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malice

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin malitia (badness, bad quality, ill-will, spite), from malus (bad).

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malice (uncountable)

  1. Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way. Desire to take pleasure in another's misfortune.
    • 1981, Philip K. Dick, Valis, ISBN 0-553-20594-3, page 67:
      [] not only was there no gratitude (which he could psychologically handle) but downright malice showed itself instead.

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EtymologyEdit

malico +‎ -e

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmalitse/
  • Hyphenation: mal‧ice

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malice

  1. maliciously

FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin malitia.

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malice f (plural malices)

  1. mischief
  2. malice

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malice f (oblique plural malices, nominative singular malice, nominative plural malices)

  1. malice, evilness, evil intentions
  2. malicious act

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