Roget category 9076. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.2. Diffusive sympathetic affections
bad intention —
ill blood —
bad blood —
malice prepense† —
uncharitableness etc. adj. — incompassionateness etc. 914.1† — gall, venom, rancor, rankling, virulence, mordacity†, acerbity churlishness etc. (discourtesy) 895.
hardness of heart, heart of stone, obduracy — cruelty — cruelness etc. adj. — brutality, savagery — ferity†, ferocity — barbarity, inhumanity, immanity†, truculence, ruffianism — evil eye, cloven foot — torture, vivisection.
ill turn, bad turn — affront etc. (disrespect) 929 — outrage, atrocity — ill usage — intolerance, persecution — tender mercies [Iron.] — unkindest cut of all" [Julius Caesar].
bear a grudge,
harbor a grudge,
bear malice —
betray the cloven foot,
show the cloven foot.
hurt etc. (physical pain) 378 — annoy etc. 830 — injure.
, harm, wrong — do harm to, do an ill office to — outrage — disoblige, malign, plant a thorn in the breast.
molest, worry, harass, haunt, harry, bait, tease — throw stones at — play the devil with — hunt down, dragoon, hound — persecute, oppress, grind — maltreat — illtreat, ill-use.
wreak one's malice on, do one's worst, break a butterfly on the wheel — dip one's hands in blood, imbrue one's hands in blood — have no mercy etc. 914.1.
malicious — malign, malignant — rancorous — despiteful, spiteful — mordacious, caustic, bitter, envenomed, acrimonious, virulent — unamiable, uncharitable — maleficent, venomous, grinding, galling.
harsh, disobliging — unkind, unfriendly, ungracious — inofficious† — invidious — uncandid — churlish etc. (discourteous) 895 — surly, sullen etc. 901.1. cold, cold-blooded, cold-hearted — black-hearted, hard-hearted, flint-hearted, marble-hearted, stony-hearted — hard of heart, unnatural — ruthless etc. (unmerciful) 914.1; relentless etc. (revengeful) 919.
cruel — brutal, brutish — savage, savage as a bear, savage as a tiger — ferine†, ferocious — inhuman — barbarous, barbaric, semibarbaric, fell, untamed, tameless, truculent, incendiary — bloodthirsty etc. (murderous) 361 — atrocious — bloodyminded†.
fiendish, fiendlike† — demoniacal — diabolic, diabolical — devilish, infernal, hellish, Satanic — Tartaran.
with bad intent
cruel as death —
hard unkindness' alter'd eye"
homo homini lupus [Lat.]
mala mens [Lat.],
malus animus [Lat.]
rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind"
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