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Englisch - Englisch
Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way. Desire to take pleasure in another's misfortune

not only was there no gratitude (which he could psychologically handle) but downright malice showed itself instead.

{n} ill design or intention, spite, hatred
feeling a need to see others suffer
the quality of threatening evil
1 The state of mind that accompanies the intentional doing of wrongful act without justification and in wanton or willful disregard of the plain likelihood that harm will result
Malice is behaviour that is intended to harm people or their reputations, or cause them embarrassment and upset. There was a strong current of malice in many of his portraits
Enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; a spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another; a disposition to injure another; a malignant design of evil
{i} malevolence, hostility, ill-will, desire to harm another
intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way. To take pleasure in anothers misfortune
Any wicked or mischievous intention of the mind; a depraved inclination to mischief; an intention to vex, annoy, or injure another person, or to do a wrongful act without just cause or cause or excuse; a wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others; willfulness
The state of mind or intent to cause harm, by an unlawful act
To regard with extreme ill will
a spiteful state of mind
malice aforethought
The criminal intent which precedes a crime, especially murder
malice prepense
Malice aforethought

To see a man magnify his friend unworthy with hyperbolical elogiums; his enemy, albeit a good man, to vilify and disgrace him, yea, all his actions, with the utmost livor and malice can invent.

actual malice
In United States defamation law, the level of knowledge that must be demonstrated for a public figure to prevail as a plaintiff in a lawsuit for defamation; the defendant must have either known that information published about the plaintiff was false, or must have shown reckless disregard for the truth by not a making simple inquiry or investigation which would have disclosed it
Of or pertaining to malic acid or its derivatives
{a} pertaining to apples or the like fruit
Pertaining to apples
{s} of or pertaining to apples, obtained from apples
Pertaining to, or obtained from, apples; as, malic acid
with malice aforethought
(Law) with criminal intention, with mens rea, with premeditation to carry out an unlawful act
without malice
without bad intentions, good-heartedly