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English Dictionary: malicious by the DICT Development Group
2 results for malicious
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling
    Antonym(s): unmalicious
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Malicious \Ma*li"cious\, a. [Of. malicius, F. malicieux, fr. L.
      malitiosus. See {Malice}.]
      1. Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or
                     I grant him bloody, . . . Sudden, malicious,
                     smacking of every sin That has a name. --Shak.
      2. Proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice;
            as, a malicious report; malicious mischief.
      3. (Law)With wicked or mischievous intentions or motives;
            wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or
            excuse; as, a malicious act.
      {Malicious abandonment}, the desertion of a wife or husband
            without just cause. --Burrill.
      {Malicious mischief} (Law), malicious injury to the property
            of another; -- an offense at common law. --Wharton.
      {Malicious prosecution} [or] {arrest} (Law), a wanton
            prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or
            criminal proceeding, without probable cause. --Bouvier.
      Syn: Ill-disposed; evil-minded; mischievous; envious;
               malevolent; invidious; spiteful; bitter; malignant;
               rancorous; malign. -- {Ma*li"cious*ly}, adv. --
               {Ma*li"cious*ness}, n.
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