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ma·li·cious

 (mə-lĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Having the nature of or resulting from malice; deliberately harmful; spiteful: malicious gossip.
2. Law Done with malice.

ma·li′cious·ly adv.
ma·li′cious·ness n.

malicious

(məˈlɪʃəs)
adj
1. characterized by malice
2. motivated by wrongful, vicious, or mischievous purposes
maˈliciously adv
maˈliciousness n

ma•li•cious

(məˈlɪʃ əs)

adj.
full of or showing malice; spiteful.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin]
ma•li′cious•ly, adv.
ma•li′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.malicious - having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling
unmalicious - not malicious or spiteful

malicious

malicious

adjective
Characterized by intense ill will or spite:
Slang: bitchy.
Translations
حَقود، خَبيث، ماكِرخَبِيث
злобензлостен
zlomyslný
ondsindetondskabsfuld
ilkeä
zlonamjeranmaliciozanzloban
illgjarn, meinfÿsinn
悪意のある
악의 있는
illvillig
มุ่งร้าย
hiểm

malicious

[məˈlɪʃəs]
A. ADJ [person, remark] → malicioso
B. CPD malicious damage N (Jur) → daños mpl intencionados
malicious libel Ndifamación f intencionada, calumnia f intencionada

malicious

[məˈlɪʃəs] adj
[person] → méchant(e), malveillant(e)
[rumour, allegation, phone call] → malveillant(e)
a malicious rumour → une rumeur malveillante
malicious gossip → médisances fpl
It was just malicious gossip → Ce n'était que médisances.

malicious

adj
person, wordsboshaft; behaviourbösartig, böswillig; letter, phone callbedrohend; crimegemein, arglistig; actionböswillig
(Jur) damagemutwillig, böswillig; with malicious intentin böswilliger Absicht

malicious

[məˈlɪʃəs] adjcattivo/a, malevolo/a (Law) → doloso/a
malicious gossip → malignità fpl

malice

(ˈmӕlis) noun
the wish to harm other people etc. There was no malice intended in what she said.
malˈicious (-ʃəs) adjective
She took a malicious pleasure in hurting others.
maˈliciously adverb

malicious

خَبِيث zlomyslný ondsindet böswillig κακόβουλος malicioso ilkeä méchant zlonamjeran malvagio 悪意のある 악의 있는 kwaadwillig ondskapsfull złośliwy malicioso злоумышленный illvillig มุ่งร้าย kötü niyetli hiểm 恶毒的

malicious

a. malicioso-a.
References in classic literature ?
I'll try, but it was a very ungentlemanly thing to do, I didn't think you could be so sly and malicious, Laurie," replied Meg, trying to hid her maidenly confusion under a gravely reproachful air.
He walked between them, whether with malicious or mischievous intent was not wholly clear, even to himself.
Heyward, who perceived that his superior took a malicious pleasure in exhibiting his contempt for the message of the French general, was fain to humor a spleen that he knew would be short-lived; he therefore, replied with as much indifference as he could assume on such a subject:
It was a look so intelligent, yet inexplicable, perverse, sometimes so malicious, but generally accompanied by a wild flow of spirits, that Hester could not help questioning at such moments whether Pearl was a human child.
That Himmalehan, salt-sea Mastodon, clothed with such portentousness of unconscious power, that his very panics are more to be dreaded than his most fearless and malicious assaults
Long before his wounds were healed, Legree insisted that he should be put to the regular field-work; and then came day after day of pain and weariness, aggravated by every kind of injustice and indignity that the ill-will of a mean and malicious mind could devise.
If he were persuaded against his will, he would load that well with a malicious enchantment which would balk me until I found out its secret.
When he began his talk he hoped to be able to gall them a little and get a trifle of malicious entertainment out of it.
She's an ugly, bald-headed, malicious, middle-aged wretch
Creakle, Tungay considered the whole establishment, masters and boys, as his natural enemies, and that the only delight of his life was to be sour and malicious.
Sending her out to attract and torment and do mischief, Miss Havisham sent her with the malicious assurance that she was beyond the reach of all admirers, and that all who staked upon that cast were secured to lose.
As the two Miss Lammeters walked into the large parlour together, any one who did not know the character of both might certainly have supposed that the reason why the square-shouldered, clumsy, high-featured Priscilla wore a dress the facsimile of her pretty sister's, was either the mistaken vanity of the one, or the malicious contrivance of the other in order to set off her own rare beauty.