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malicenoun [U]

uk   /ˈmæl.ɪs/  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 ​illegallyharm someone with malice aforethought is to have ​thought about it and ​planned it before ​acting.
(Definition of malice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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malicenoun [U]

 us   /ˈmæl·ɪs/ law
the ​intention to do something ​wrong and esp. to ​causeinjury: An ​employee would have to ​prove an ​employeracted out of malice in ​order to ​sue.
(Definition of malice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “malice”
in Korean 악의…
in Arabic حِقد…
in Malaysian niat jahat…
in French méchanceté…
in Russian злоба, злость…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡意,害人之心…
in Italian malevolenza, malignità…
in Turkish kasıt, kötü niyet, kötülük…
in Polish złośliwość…
in Spanish malicia…
in Vietnamese ác ý…
in Portuguese malevolência, malícia, dolo…
in Thai ความมุ่งร้าย…
in German diee Böswilligkeit…
in Catalan malícia…
in Japanese 悪意…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意,害人之心…
in Indonesian kejahatan…
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