III. SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS
2. Diffusive Sympathetic Affections
[Nouns] malevolence; bad intent, bad intention; unkindness, diskindness; ill nature, ill will, ill blood; bad blood; enmity [more]; hate [more]; malignity; malice, malice prepense; maliciousness; spite, despite; resentment [more].
hardness of heart, heart of stone, obduracy; cruelty; cruelness; brutality, savagery; ferity, ferocity; barbarity, inhumanity, immanity, truculence, ruffianism; evil eye, cloven foot; torture, vivisection.
ill turn, bad turn; affront (disrespect) [more]; outrage, atrocity; ill usage; intolerance, persecution; tender mercies [ironical]; "unkindest cut of all" [Julius Caesar].
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 [more].
malicious; malign, malignant; rancorous; despiteful, spiteful; mordacious, caustic, bitter, envenomed, acrimonious, virulent; unamiable, uncharitable; maleficent, venomous, grinding, galling.
cruel; brutal, brutish; savage, savage as a bear, savage as a tiger; ferine, ferocious; inhuman; barbarous, fell, untamed, tameless, truculent, incendiary; bloodthirsty (murderous) [more]; atrocious; bloodyminded.
fiendish, fiendlike; demonlacal; diabolic, diabolical; devilish, infernal, hellish, Satanic; Tartaran.
[Phrases] cruel as death; "hard unkindness' alter'd eye" [Gray]; homo homini lupus [Plautus]; mala mens, malus animus [Terencel.; "rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind� [Hamlet]; "sharp-tooth'd unkindness" [Lear].