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MALICIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does malicious mean? 

MALICIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective MALICIOUS has 1 sense:

1. having the nature of or resulting from malice

  Familiarity information: MALICIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.


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MALICIOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having the nature of or resulting from malice

Context examples:

malicious gossip / took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince

Similar:

despiteful; spiteful; vindictive (showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite)

leering (showing sly or knowing malice in a glance)

malevolent (wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred)

beady-eyed (having eyes that gleam with malice)

bitchy; cattish; catty (marked by or arising from malice)

poisonous; venomous; vicious (marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful)

venomed (full of malice or hate)

vixenish (shrewish and malicious)

Antonym:

unmalicious (not malicious or spiteful)


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