1. malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
Syn: ↑cattiness, ↑bitchiness, ↑spite, ↑nastiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑nasty (for: ↑nastiness), ↑spiteful, ↑spite (for: ↑spite), ↑bitchy (for: ↑bitchiness), ↑catty (for: ↑cattiness)
Hypernyms: ↑malevolence, ↑malevolency, ↑malice
2. feeling a need to see others suffer
Syn: ↑malice, ↑maliciousness, ↑spite, ↑venom
Derivationally related forms: ↑venomous (for: ↑venom), ↑spiteful, ↑spite (for: ↑spite), ↑malicious (for: ↑maliciousness), ↑malicious (for: ↑malice)
Hypernyms: ↑malevolence, ↑malignity

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