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malicious (məˈlɪʃəs



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

Derived Forms

maˈliciously  adverb
maˈliciousness  noun

Translations for 'malicious'

  • British English: malicious Malicious talk or behaviour is intended to harm people or their reputation, or to embarrass or upset them....malicious gossip.məˈlɪʃəs ADJECTIVE
  • Arabic: خَبِيث
  • Brazilian Portuguese: malicioso maliciosa
  • Chinese: 恶毒的
  • Croatian: zlonamjeran zlonamjerna
  • Czech: zlomyslný
  • Danish: ondsindet
  • Dutch: kwaadwillig
  • European Spanish: malicioso maliciosa
  • Finnish: ilkeä
  • French: méchant
  • German: böswillig
  • Greek: κακόβουλος κακόβουλη
  • Italian: malvagio malvagia
  • Japanese: 悪意のある
  • Korean: 악의 있는
  • Norwegian: ondskapsfull
  • Polish: złośliwy złośliwa
  • Portuguese: malicioso maliciosa
  • Romanian: răutăcios răutăcios, răutăcioasă, răutăcioși, răutăcioase
  • Russian: злоумышленный здлоумышленная
  • Spanish: malicioso maliciosa
  • Swedish: illvillig illvilligt
  • Thai: มุ่งร้าย
  • Turkish: kötü niyetli
  • Ukrainian: злий
  • Vietnamese: 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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