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maliciousness (n.)

"extreme enmity or disposition to injure; actions prompted by hatred," mid-15c., from malicious + -ness.

updated on November 08, 2018

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Definitions of maliciousness from WordNet

maliciousness (n.)
feeling a need to see others suffer;
Synonyms: malice / spite / spitefulness / venom
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