malicia
malicia(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (malevolence)
a. malice
Detecté cierta malicia en los comentarios de Juan respecto a mi nuevo novio.I detected some malice in Juan's comments about my new boyfriend.
2. (naughtiness)
a. mischief
La malicia en la mirada de José me hizo pensar que se traía algo entre manos.The look of mischief on Jose's face made me think he was up to something.
3. (guile)
a. slyness
Sara sale airosa de todas las situaciones complicadas gracias a su malicia innata.Sara manages to work her way out of every difficult situation thanks to her innate slyness.
4. (mistrust)
a. suspicion
Es lógico que tengas tus malicias sobre las intenciones del chico si no lo conoces de nada.It's normal to have your suspicions about the guy's intentions if you don't know him at all.
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malicia
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mala intención)
a. malice
2. (agudeza)
a. sharpness, alertness
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malicia
1 (mala intención) malice; spite
lo dije sin malicia I said it without malice
2 (picardía) [de persona] mischief; [de mirada] mischievousness; [de chiste] naughtiness
señalaban con malicia el domingo que le tocaba estar con su amante
sonrió con malicia she smiled mischievously; contó un chiste con mucha malicia he told a very naughty joke
3 (astucia) slyness; guile
el niño tiene demasiada malicia para su edad that child is too knowing for his age
4 malicias (sospechas) suspicions
tengo mis malicias I have my suspicions
5 [de animal] viciousness
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