- 1The intention or desire to do evil; ill will: I bear no malice toward anybodyMore example sentences
- This time, the devastation resulted not from the malice of evil men, but from the fury of water and wind.
- There are those who have tainted their blood with evil and malice.
- Meanwhile, the red eyes were still there, glittering and watching in malice and evil.
- 1.1 Law Wrongful intention, especially as increasing the guilt of certain offenses.More example sentences
- Consequently it limited the damages in such cases unless the plaintiff proved actual malice.
- The privilege could nevertheless be defeated if actual malice was proved by the plaintiff.
- Nevertheless, the prosecution can contend that the doctrine of transferred malice applies.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin malitia, from malus 'bad'.