Definitions for malicious
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word malicious.
having the nature of or resulting from malice
"malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling
Of, pertaining to, or as a result of malice or spite
Deliberately harmful; spiteful
He was sent off for a malicious tackle on Jones.
Etymology: From malitiosus, from malitia, from malus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Ill-disposed to any one; intending ill; malignant.
Etymology: malicieux, French; malitiosus, Latin.
We must not stint
Our necessary actions in the fear
To cope malicious censurers; which ever,
As rav’nous fishes do a vessel follow
That is new trimm’d. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
I grant him bloody,
Sudden, malicious, smacking of ev’ry sin
That has a name. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Stand up, O Lord, and be not merciful unto them that offend of malicious wickedness. Psal. lix. 5.
Thou know’st what malicious foe,
Envying our happiness, and of his own
Despairing, seeks to work us woe and shame. John Milton.
The air appearing so malicious in this morbifick conspiracy, exacts a more particular regard. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.
Malicious refers to an action, behavior, or intent that is intentionally harmful or damaging. It often involves deliberate attempts to cause pain, injury, damage, or disruption. It can also refer to software or activities designed to cause harm to a computer, server, client, or network, commonly known as malicious software or "malware."
indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or enmity
proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice; as, a malicious report; malicious mischief
with wicked or mischievous intentions or motives; wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or excuse; as, a malicious act
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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The numerical value of malicious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of malicious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Such malicious cyber activity will continue and probably accelerate until we establish and demonstrate the capability to deter malicious state-sponsored cyber activity.
Mr. Tang has informed us that he believes the allegations are malicious and intends to vigorously defend himself against them.
The Lord God is subtle, but malicious He is not.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in businesses teleworking to communicate and share information over the internet, with this knowledge, malicious cyber actors are looking for ways to exploit telework software vulnerabilities in order to obtain sensitive information, eavesdrop on conference calls or virtual meetings, or conduct other malicious activities.
If a man becomes too ambitious, considering material possessions,yet with a little moral elevation and understanding,he is more likely to become malicious.
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- злостен, злобенBulgarian
- maliciósCatalan, Valencian
- zlomyslný, záludný, škodolibýCzech
- böse, boshaftGerman
- κακόβουλος, κακεντρεχής, μοχθηρός, κακοήθηςGreek
- malveillant, mauvaisFrench
- malizioso, malevole, cattivo, dolosoItalian
- whakakinokino, hīkaka, waniwaniMāori
- boos, kwaadaardig, kwaadDutch
- malicioso, maldosoPortuguese
- злой, злобный, злонамеренный, злоумышленный, злостныйRussian
- mȁliciōzan, zlonámjēran, zlȍbanSerbo-Croatian
- ond, maliciös, elak, uppsåtligSwedish
- độc hạiVietnamese
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