Antonyms for maliciousness:
beneficence, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, charity, clemency, compassionateness, forbearance, humaneness, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercifulness, mercy, quarter, softheartedness, tenderheartedness, tenderness, warmheartedness, good-heartedness.
Synonyms for maliciousness:
animosity, antagonism, bane, bitterness, cattiness, evil, foulness, hatefulness, hatred, ill nature, malevolence, malice, malignancy, meanness, nastiness, spitefulness, venom, viciousness, virulence, wickedness, sinisterness, hurtfulness, corrosiveness.
poisonousness, venomousness, despitefulness.
Usage examples for maliciousness:
- Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty but such liberty may become a cloak of maliciousness - "Christian Mysticism", William Ralph Inge.
- Yes she said with abrupt maliciousness you may tell me where you are going - "The Crisis, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009.
- If any have been mine enemies I thought not of them neither hath the sun almost set upon my displeasure but I have been as a dove free from superfluity of maliciousness - "The Mystery of Francis Bacon", William T. Smedley.