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mal·ice

malice

 
 
pronunciation:
mae lihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: the wish to harm others; ill will.
Gossip is sometimes an act of malice.
synonyms:
ill will, spite
antonyms:
charity
similar words:
animosity, antagonism, hatred, hostility, revenge, spleen
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The word malice contains the following part:
mal, male Latin root that means bad, evil, ill
antonyms:
ben, bene, bon