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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 ?
Perhaps she thought I had a headache, and could not bear to talk; at any rate, she saw that her loquacious vivacity annoyed me, as I could tell by the malicious pertinacity with which she persisted.
This lady was now somewhat past the age of thirty, an aera at which, in the opinion of the malicious, the title of old maid may with no impropriety be assumed.
They are your husband's," returned Mademoiselle, with a shrug and a malicious elevation of the eyebrows.
Whatever may be her affection for me, she will never approve of my having strangled her father, brutal and malicious as he has been.
And I quickly learned to be afraid of him and his malicious pranks.
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
It is the malicious pleasure of the East Wind to augment the power of your eyesight, in order, perhaps, that you should see better the perfect humiliation, the hopeless character of your captivity.
It taught him that he had been scarcely more misled by Thorpe's first boast of the family wealth than by his subsequent malicious overthrow of it; that in no sense of the word were they necessitous or poor, and that Catherine would have three thousand pounds.
I had never heard her more malicious about our common friends.
One day, at dinner, this malicious little cub was so nettled with something I had said to him, that, raising himself upon the frame of her majesty's chair, he took me up by the middle, as I was sitting down, not thinking any harm, and let me drop into a large silver bowl of cream, and then ran away as fast as he could.
Manson Mingott screwed up her little mouth into a grimace of mimic prudery and twinkled at him through malicious lids.
It was no longer the voice of the bald man; it was the voice of a woman, bigoted and malicious.