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Definition 1: having the nature of or resulting from malice - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where malicious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • malicious gossip
  • took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince

(malicious is similar to ...) showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite

"a despiteful fiend" "a truly spiteful child" "a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment"

(malicious is similar to ...) showing sly or knowing malice in a glance

"she had run in fear of...his evil leering eye"

(malicious is similar to ...) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred

"a gossipy malevolent old woman" "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"

(malicious is similar to ...) having eyes that gleam with malice

(malicious is similar to ...) marked by or arising from malice

"a catty remark"

(malicious is similar to ...) marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

"poisonous hate" "venomous criticism" "vicious gossip"

(malicious is similar to ...) full of malice or hate

"venomed remarks"

(malicious is similar to ...) shrewish and malicious

"a vixenish old woman"

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