Definition of


  1. (noun, feeling) feeling a need to see others suffer
  2. (noun, attribute) the quality of threatening evil

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Origin of the word Malice

  1. c.1300, "desire to hurt another," from O.Fr. malice "ill will, spite," from L. malitia "badness, ill will, spite," from malus "bad" (see mal-). In legal use, "wrongful intent generally" (1540s). more

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