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malicious
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Definition wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
  • I am not interested in hearing malicious gossip.
malicious = evil; or made with the intent to make others suffer
  • Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
    Sidney Madwed
  • maliciously = with a desire to see others suffer
  • took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince
  • I have already begged you so to conduct yourself in society so that even malicious tongues can find nothing to say against you.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • With malice toward none, with charity for all...
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
  • malice = wanting to see others suffer
  • I used to think that cruelty required malice, but that is not true. [Jeanine] ... is cruel because she doesn't care what she does, as long as it fascinates her. I may as well be a puzzle or...
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • malice = wanting to see others suffer
  • Thorolf yelled, pushing common soldiers aside, roughly but without malice, and shouldering past officers.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • malice = wanting to make them suffer
  • They looked harmless enough, as if they didn't bear any malice,
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • malice = desire to see others suffer
  • His eyes glittered. Such malice was in them that men stepped back from him.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • malice = desire to make others suffer
  • And Rogojin burst out laughing, this time with unconcealed malice, as though he were glad that he had been able to find an opportunity for giving vent to it.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • malice = wanting to see others suffer
  • "All things happen for a purpose," she said, any sign of malice now gone from her voice.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • malice = the desire to hurt others or see them suffer
  • More out of malice than integrity,
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • malice = wanting to see others suffer
  • they are cunning, malicious, treacherous, and revengeful.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • malicious = wanting to see others suffer
  • And if I guess rightly there's a spice of malice in his soul towards me too.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • malice = wanting to see others suffer
  • Three of four faces looked at him with malicious amusement:
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • malicious = wanting to see others suffer
  • Just recall to your mind what these malicious creatures wrote in the papers about papa, and how horribly they slandered him.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • malicious = wanting to see others suffer
  • A circlet of gold wreathed his head, and even in death his eyes were alive with malice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • malice = the desire to hurt others or see them suffer
  • She was loaded to the eyelids with cold malice.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • malice = the desire to hurt others or see them suffer
  • and Loila-Wossiky knew that there was malice and ridicule in the voices that said it and the voices that laughed.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • malice = desire to see others suffer
  • Malfoy elbowed past Hermione to block Harry's way up the stone steps to the castle, his face gleeful and his pale eyes glinting maliciously.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
maliciously = in a threatening way

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