malice

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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.
References in classic literature ?
The very atmosphere he breathed was surcharged with hatred and malice, and this but served to increase the hatred and malice within him.
The utmost malice of Fortune could, indeed, have contrived nothing so cruel, so mal-a-propos, so absolutely destructive to all his schemes.