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malice

The intentional doing of a wrongful act without just cause or excuse, with an intent to inflict an injury, or under circumstances that the law will imply as an evil intent.

malice

(măl′ĭs) [L. malus, bad]
Desire or intent to harm someone or to see others suffer.
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They are called into action when baddie Lord Shen (Gary Oldman) - who tackles the role with obvious relish - comes out of exile, determined to use the power of fireworks for evil purposes and to gain him dominion over China.
Mohammad pointed out the call of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from the beginning to adopt moderation and fight those who use Islam as a cover to carry out their evil purposes.
Finally, William Longgar describes indigenous categories and distinguishes between good and evil purposes for traditional practices.
This concern over textual authority reflected, Hobbins argues, a growing consciousness of individual authorship as well as the awareness that written words could serve both good and evil purposes.
Experts said there was an uncertainty about how those information would be kept, adding such data could be used for political and evil purposes.
It is a universal speech truth passed from generation to generation: When wielded by a fanatical madman, the power of text-to-speech (TTS) can be used for cruel and evil purposes.
The potent ritual knowledge and supernatural powers associated with sorcery are usually passed through familial ties, and there is a deep-seated belief that while sorcery can sometimes be used for good, it is more commonly used for evil purposes.
We have to make use of them more effectively in a positive manner," he said while cautioning against the misuse of media tools by the younger generation for evil purposes.
Sadly, we have seen terrible stories in recent years about rogue taxi drivers using a position of responsibility for evil purposes, and in the process blackening the name of those who abide by the law.
For a world-famous vet archaeologist, Chan's Jack is awfully gullible, not realizing until it's nearly too late that he's been hoodwinked by William into serving the evil purposes of patron Mr.
On Earth Crypto discovers a clandestine plot by a secret government agency called Majestic to capture him and develop Furon technology for their own evil purposes.
The deadline "means nothing to terrorists who may decide to strike wherever and whenever such an act might suit their evil purposes," he said.