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malice

noun [U] uk   /ˈmæl.ɪs/ us  
the wish to harm or upset other people: There certainly wasn't any malice in her comments. formal I bear him no malice (= do not want to harm or upset him).with malice aforethought specialized To illegally harm someone with malice aforethought is to have thought about it and planned it before acting.
Translations of “malice”
in Korean 악의…
in Arabic حِقد…
in French méchanceté…
in Turkish kasıt, kötü niyet, kötülük…
in Italian malevolenza, malignità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡意,害人之心…
in Russian злоба, злость…
in Polish złośliwość…
in Spanish malicia…
in Portuguese malevolência, malícia, dolo…
in German diee Böswilligkeit…
in Catalan malícia…
in Japanese 悪意…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意,害人之心…
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