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malice

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈmæl.ɪs/
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 Arabic حِقد…
in Korean 악의…
in Malaysian niat jahat…
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 Vietnamese ác ý…
in Spanish malicia…
in Portuguese malevolência, malícia, dolo…
in Thai ความมุ่งร้าย…
in German diee Böswilligkeit…
in Catalan malícia…
in Japanese 悪意…
in Indonesian kejahatan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意,害人之心…
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