[ muh-lish-uh s ]
/ məˈlɪʃ əs /
full of, characterized by, or showing malice; intentionally harmful; spiteful: malicious gossip.
Law. vicious, wanton, or mischievous in motivation or purpose.
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Origin of malicious
ma·li·cious·ly, adverbma·li·cious·ness, nounnon·ma·li·cious, adjectivenon·ma·li·cious·ly, adverb
non·ma·li·cious·ness, nounsem·i·ma·li·cious, adjectivesem·i·ma·li·cious·ly, adverbsem·i·ma·li·cious·ness, nounun·ma·li·cious, adjectiveun·ma·li·cious·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for maliciously
/ (məˈlɪʃəs) /
characterized by malice
motivated by wrongful, vicious, or mischievous purposes
Derived Formsmaliciously, adverbmaliciousness, noun
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