malicious definition

  • adjective:
    • obtaining the nature of or resulting from malice; intentionally harmful; spiteful: harmful gossip.
    • Of, with respect to, or due to malice or spite
    • Deliberately harmful; spiteful
    • Indulging or working out malice; harboring ill will or enmity.
    • Proceeding from hatred or sick will; determined by malice
    • With sinful or mischievous intentions or motives; wrongful and done intentionally without simply cause or excuse.
    • getting the nature of or caused by malice
  • others:
    • Indulging in or feeling malice; harboring ill-will, enmity, or hostility; actively malevolent; malignant in heart: usually utilized in a lighter sense, implying mischievousness with a few ill-will.
    • Proceeding from severe hatred or ill-will; determined by malice: as, a malicious report.
    • The committing of physical injury to private residential property of another; problems for property, from wantonness or malice, as distinguished from theft.
    • An action brought because of the sufferer to recover damages through the one who set by foot such a prosecution.
    • Synonyms Evil-minded, ill-disposed, spiteful, resentful. See animosity.

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