She described the charges as malicious.
He could be spiteful.
Her stare was malevolent, her mouth a thin line.
a malignant minority indulging in crime and violence
a vicious attack on a woman's character
He is said to be very bitter about the way he was sacked.
pernicious (formal), ,
the pernicious effects of alcoholism
Women are not the only ones who say bitchy things about each other.
They are not necessarily hateful, malicious people.
He had a baleful look.
a series of rancorous disputes
catty (informal), , , ,
She had to put up with catty remarks about her appearance.
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in the sense of baleful
harmful, menacing, or vindictiveHe had a baleful look.
in the sense of bitchy
spiteful or maliciousWomen are not the only ones who say bitchy things about each other.
in the sense of bitter
showing or caused by hostility or resentmentHe is said to be very bitter about the way he was sacked.
Video: pronunciation of 'malicious'
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