Definition of Malice:

  1. The intention or desire to do evil; ill will.

  2. Deep seated desire to see someone suffer, expressed in commission of a wrongful act without just cause or excuse (legal justification) and with the intent of inflicting injury or harm. Wanton or reckless violence where the perpetrator should reasonably have known that injury or harm would result are also termed acts of malice. In defamation, a malicious intent invalidates the defense of fair comment and qualified privilege.

Synonyms of Malice

Spitefulness, Spite, Malevolence, Maliciousness, Animosity, Hostility, Ill will, Ill feeling, Hatred, Hate, Bitterness, Venom, Vindictiveness, Vengefulness, Revenge, Malignity, Malignance, Evil intentions, Animus, Enmity, Devilment, Devilry, Bad blood, Backbiting, Gall, Rancour, Spleen, Grudge, Anglophobia, Russophobia, Abhorrence, Abomination, Animosity, Animus, Antagonism, Anti-Semitism, Antipathy, Aversion, Bane, Belligerence, Bigotry, Bile, Bitchiness, Bitterness, Clash, Clashing, Collision, Conflict, Contention, Cussedness, Despite, Despitefulness, Detestation, Devilment, Devilry, Deviltry, Dislike, Down, Enmity, Evil intent, Execration, Friction, Grudge, Harmfulness, Hate, Hatefulness, Hatred, Hostility, Ill will, Iniquitousness, Invidiousness, Loathing, Maleficence, Malevolence, Malice aforethought, Malice prepense, Maliciousness, Malignance, Malignancy, Malignity, Meanness, Misandry, Misanthropy, Misogyny, Nastiness, Noxiousness, Odium, Orneriness, Poison, Quarrelsomeness, Race hatred, Racism, Repugnance, Resentment, Spite, Spitefulness, Spleen, Umbrage, Venom, Vials of hate, Vials of wrath, Wickedness, Xenophobia

How to use Malice in a sentence?

  1. I bear no malice toward anybody.

Meaning of Malice & Malice Definition