maleficence




Definitions of maleficence
  1. noun

    doing or causing evil

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    Antonyms:

    beneficence

    doing good; feeling beneficent
    type of:

    malevolence, malignity

    wishing evil to others

  2. noun

    the quality or nature of being harmful or evil

    synonyms:
    balefulness, mischief
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    Antonyms:

    beneficence

    the quality of being kind or helpful or generous
    type of:

    evil, evilness

    the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

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