Definition of Maliciousness

1. Noun. Feeling a need to see others suffer.

Exact synonyms: Malice, Spite, Spitefulness, Venom
Generic synonyms: Malevolence, Malignity
Derivative terms: Malicious, Malicious, Spite, Spiteful, Venomous

Definition of Maliciousness

1. Noun. The condition of being malicious; malevolence or malice ¹

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Definition of Maliciousness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maliciousness

malice aforethought
malice prepense
malicious gossip
malicious mischief
malicious prosecution
maliciousness (current term)
malignancy and immunodeficiency
malignant anaemia
malignant anemia
malignant carcinoid syndrome
malignant catarrh
malignant catarrh of cattle

Literary usage of Maliciousness

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1. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"... maliciousness, MALIGNITY, THESE words run rather in a climax than a parallel; ... and intentional maliciousness; and even the man who would not ..."

2. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"All the words signify the highest degree of wickedness and maliciousness, characteristic of the opponent of all good. ..."

3. Ninety-six Sermons by Lancelot Andrewes (1841)
"... not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of maliciousness and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. ..."

4. Sermons by Joseph Butler, Samuel Clarke (1827)
"And not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. A history so full of important and interesting events, as that which ..."

5. Sermons, Chiefly on Particular Occasions by Archibald Alison (1815)
"As free, and not using your liberty as a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God." IT has often been observed in the history of learning, ..."

6. A Study in Moral Problems by Bertram Mitchell Laing (1922)
"ยง5- CASE OF DELIBERATE EVIL AND maliciousness. Though it may be admitted that the complex nature of things explains to a very great degree the apparent ..."

7. The whole works of Joseph Butler by Joseph Butler (1850)
"Being the day appointed to be observed as the day of the Martyrdom of King Charles I. And not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the ..."

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