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Definitions for malicious
məˈlɪʃ əsma·li·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maliciousadjective

    having the nature of or resulting from malice

    "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling

Wiktionary

  1. maliciousadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or as a result of malice or spite

    Etymology: From malitiosus, from malitia, from malus.

  2. maliciousadjective

    Deliberately harmful; spiteful

    He was sent off for a malicious tackle on Jones.

    Etymology: From malitiosus, from malitia, from malus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maliciousadjective

    indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or enmity

  2. Maliciousadjective

    proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice; as, a malicious report; malicious mischief

  3. Maliciousadjective

    with wicked or mischievous intentions or motives; wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or excuse; as, a malicious act

Freebase

  1. Malicious

    Malicious is a 1996 American thriller film starring Molly Ringwald and Patrick McGaw. The plot follows a star college baseball player who has a fling with a disturbed woman who begins to stalk him. The film's main character has been discussed by psychiatrists and film experts, and has been used as a film illustration for the psychiatric entity known as borderline personality disorder.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of malicious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of malicious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of malicious in a Sentence

  1. Chicago Cubs:

    We did not hit their guy on purpose at all, that was an absolute mistake. There's no malicious intent whatsoever on Dan Haren's part. None.

  2. Bill Hudson:

    I had five birth children and I now consider myself a father of three, i no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own. I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life. Oliver’s Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack.

  3. State Mike Pompeo:

    The United States has zero tolerance for malicious cyber activity designed to undermine U.S. and international partners' efforts to protect, assist, and inform the public during this global pandemic, such activity against critical civilian infrastructure is deeply irresponsible and dangerous.

  4. John Cornyn:

    You lost me when you ... took the acts of a few misguided, perhaps malicious individuals, and ascribed that to all Americans, not just our 800,000 police officers, our 18,000 police departments.

  5. Author Unknown:

    There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.

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    someone who takes the place of another person
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