Devilishness; evil, cruelty, wickedness
The trait of behaving like an imp; SYN. mischievousness, puckishness, whimsicality.
ETYM French malignité, Latin malignitas.
1. Malignancy, malevolence.
2. An instance of malignant or malicious behavior or nature.
3. Quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will; SYN. malignancy, malignance.
1. The quality or state of being wicked; departure from the rules moral law; evil disposition or practices; immorality; depravity; sinfulness.
2. A wicked thing or act; crime; sin; iniquity.