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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'

But as long as IE commands more than 90 per cent of the world's computers, malicious hackers will continue to target it.
canada.com (2004)
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)
First came Blaster, a crafty, virulent piece of malicious code that sneaked through a security hole in Microsoft software.
Globe and Mail (2003)
In the mouth aperture of the balaclava, his teeth gleamed in a malicious smile.
Forsythe, Malcolm The Book Lady
Modern man is malicious bad temper mixed with an obsession about comfort.
Carroll, John Humanism - The Wreck of Western Culture
Pair that with something as powerful as Google's index, and "you have a convenient attack vector for malicious users".
Belfast Telegraph (2005)
People do know what to do when they receive malicious phone calls.
The Conservatives say a new law would help protect teachers from malicious claims.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
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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