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malicious (məˈlɪʃəs Pronunciation for malicious



  1. characterized by malice
  2. motivated by wrongful, vicious, or mischievous purposes

Derived Forms

maˈliciously adverb
maˈliciousness noun

Translations for 'malicious'

  • British English: maliciousPronunciation for malicious Malicious talk or behaviour is intended to harm people or their reputation, or to embarrass or upset them....malicious gossip.məˈlɪʃəs ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: خَبِيثPronunciation for خَبِيث
  • Brazilian Portuguese: maliciosoPronunciation for malicioso maliciosa
  • Chinese: 恶毒的Pronunciation for 恶毒的
  • Croatian: zlonamjeranPronunciation for zlonamjeran zlonamjerna
  • Czech: zlomyslnýPronunciation for zlomyslný
  • Danish: ondsindetPronunciation for ondsindet
  • Dutch: kwaadwilligPronunciation for kwaadwillig
  • European Spanish: maliciosoPronunciation for malicioso maliciosa
  • Finnish: ilkeäPronunciation for ilkeä
  • French: méchantPronunciation for méchant
  • German: böswilligPronunciation for böswillig
  • Greek: κακόβουλοςPronunciation for κακόβουλος κακόβουλη
  • Italian: malvagioPronunciation for malvagio malvagia
  • Japanese: 悪意のあるPronunciation for 悪意のある
  • Korean: 악의 있는Pronunciation for 악의 있는
  • Norwegian: ondskapsfullPronunciation for ondskapsfull
  • Polish: złośliwyPronunciation for złośliwy złośliwa
  • Portuguese: maliciosoPronunciation for malicioso maliciosa
  • Romanian: răutăcios răutăcios, răutăcioasă, răutăcioși, răutăcioase
  • Russian: злоумышленныйPronunciation for злоумышленный здлоумышленная
  • Spanish: maliciosoPronunciation for malicioso maliciosa
  • Swedish: illvilligPronunciation for illvillig illvilligt
  • Thai: มุ่งร้ายPronunciation for มุ่งร้าย
  • Turkish: kötü niyetliPronunciation for kötü niyetli
  • Ukrainian: злий
  • Vietnamese: hiểmPronunciation for hiểm

Example Sentences Including 'malicious'

Even in the case of birds which are generally ill tempered and malicious , amiable individuals may occasionally be met with.
Tony Juniper SPIX'S MACAW: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird (2002)
In the mouth aperture of the balaclava, his teeth gleamed in a malicious smile.
Forsythe, Malcolm The Book Lady
We are on the brink of civil war, and all you're worried about is a malicious slur on my wife's character.
Forbes, Bryan A Song at Twilight


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