maliciousness maliciousness

Definition(s):

  • (n) feeling a need to see others suffer

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. People can forgive what is done out of ignorance, but not what is done out of maliciousness.
  2. In almost all instances the sabotage was committed by individuals because of maliciousness, spite or as a prank.
  3. We would have time to prepare the Indians for the maliciousness of the white man.

News

  • ACLJ: House Report On Former IRS Official Lois Lerner Highlights Her "Maliciousness And Corruption"

    WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents 41 organizations in a federal lawsuit challenging the IRS, said today's report by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee underscores what has been apparent for months: former IRS official Lois Lerner's "maliciousness and corruption" are well documented and very ...
    on March 12, 2014     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "An evil wind of extremism, of hate, of maliciousness, of violence, of losing control, of lawbreaking, of contempt for the institutions of state, is passing though certain sections of the Israeli public," Olmert told the Cabinet.
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The need to get to the bottom of what happened -- and whether national security was compromised by inadvertence, by recklessness, by maliciousness -- is extremely important," Fitzgerald said. "Anyone who would go into a grand jury and lie,...
    on Nov 3, 2005 By: Patrick Fitzgerald Source: CNN International

  3. "Even at a very young age, Tom Riddle shows tendencies toward cruelty and maliciousness," Yates says. "And it's a very unsettling thing to see."
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: David Yates Source: USA Today

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