Synonyms for malice

Grammar : Noun
Spell : mal-is
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmæl ɪs

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Définition of malice

Origin :
  • c.1300, "desire to hurt another," from Old French malice "ill will, spite, sinfulness, wickedness" (12c.), from Latin malitia "badness, ill will, spite," from malus "bad" (see mal-). In legal use, "wrongful intent generally" (1540s).
  • noun hate, vengefulness
Example sentences :
  • But Fortune had not yet exhausted her malice against the hapless Athenians.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • At least, release my gentle sister, and pour out all your malice on me.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • You seem to come like my own anger, my own malice, my own—whatever it is—I don't know what it is.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • You can do that without forgiving me, if you still bear me malice.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • Now to the charges which malice and misrepresentation have brought against me.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • It extinguishes every dirty spark of malice and envy, which are but too apt to infest me.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • It's no malice at all in him; only just he's a mighty great poltroon.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • There was the deadliness of the story: its lack of malice, even of resentment.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • But don't think me the cause neither of her family's malice and resentment.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • And what is the meaning of "I did it ignorantly" but that I did it out of folly, not malice?
  • Extract from : « The Praise of Folly » by Desiderius Erasmus

Antonyms for malice

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