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High tackles didn't drip into the culture of the game through malicious intent to hurt opponents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This may be true or a malicious rumour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But not before the game because that is malicious and vicious. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They seemed to have not malicious but mischievous intent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We also want to put a stop to malicious and unfounded allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet she triumphed over all the setbacks and malicious gossip. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have had to change our phone number three times because we were getting malicious calls. The Sun (2006)There was no malicious intent at all. The Sun (2008)These are both common ways that people infect their computers with malicious software. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The notion that internal pressure was applied is a malicious rumour. The Sun (2012)How on earth had this bit of malicious gossip reached the post? THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)They will quiz him about wasting police time and malicious calls. The Sun (2014)The referee said there was no malicious intent. The Sun (2009)The difficulty is that while the rumours are malicious they are not entirely without foundation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not all were given as fouls and to my mind none was made with malicious intent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They spread malicious gossip about you. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was very vicious, very malicious. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That it's mischievous, not malicious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Ministry of Justice figures put the incidence of malicious allegations at 3 per cent of claims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'malicious'
British English: malicious /məˈlɪʃəs/ ADJECTIVE
Malicious talk or behaviour is intended to harm people or their reputation, or to embarrass or upset them.
- American English: malicious
- Arabic: خَبِيث
- Brazilian Portuguese: malicioso
- Chinese: 恶毒的
- Croatian: zlonamjeran
- Czech: zlomyslný
- Danish: ondsindet
- Dutch: kwaadwillig
- European Spanish: malicioso
- Finnish: ilkeä
- French: méchant
- German: böswillig
- Greek: κακόβουλος
- Italian: malvagio
- Japanese: 悪意のある
- Korean: 악의 있는
- Norwegian: ondskapsfull
- Polish: złośliwy
- European Portuguese: malicioso
- Romanian: răutăcios
- Russian: злоумышленный
- Spanish: malicioso
- Swedish: illvillig
- Thai: มุ่งร้าย
- Turkish: kötü niyetli
- Ukrainian: злий
- Vietnamese: hiểm
Definition of malicious from the Collins English Dictionary
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