Malice is a synonym of virulence.
As nouns the difference between malice and virulence
is that malice
is intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way desire to take pleasure in another's misfortune while virulence
is the state of being virulent.
Intention to harm or deprive in an illegal or immoral way. Desire to take pleasure in another's misfortune.
* 1981 , , Valis , ISBN 0-553-20594-3, page 67:
- not only was there no gratitude (which he could psychologically handle) but downright malice showed itself instead.
* ill will
the state of being virulent
a measure of how virulent a thing is