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Explanation: ... I'm assuming that you mean 'spite'!
This gives you the literal meaning of the word (in the accusative). Thus you would have 'vir malignitatem ostentavit'. This implies a display of a characteristic on a specific occasion, not necessarily part of the man's nature.
However, for the sake of brevity (and if the context allows it) you might simply want to say '(vir) malignus erat' = (the man) was spiteful.
Nigel Patterson United States Local time: 13:00 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 12