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  1. maliciousadjective

    evil, malevolent

  2. maliciousadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or as a result of malice or spite

    malevolent, evil

  3. maliciousadjective

    Deliberately harmful; spiteful

    He was sent off for a malicious tackle on Jones.

    malevolent, evil

Princeton's WordNet

  1. maliciousadjective

    having the nature of or resulting from malice

    "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. maliciousadjective

    malevolent, malignant, spiteful, ill-disposed, ill-natured

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. maliciousadjective

    hateful, malevolent, rancorous, malignant

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  1. White House spokesman Mark Stroh:

    We are actively engaged with private companies to ensure they understand the public safety and national security risks that result from malicious actors' use of their encrypted products and services, however, President Barack Obama administration is not seeking legislation at this time.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    As Palestinian terrorists continue to murder and maim Israelis, the Obama administration is spreading malicious falsehoods about the attacks.

  3. Ryan Pack:

    God: God created us out of one of his many images and many pieces. He is all of us but we are only pieces of him. He created us to be talented, malicious and cruel similar to himself but not the same as him. He created us not because he loves us but so he can use us as instruments of evil, to harm and hurt one another and to do evil things. God is pure evil and that is why he created us to be evil. Every time us humans do something evil God gets off on it, he grows in influence and power. When you do evil things you let him win which is what he wants, don't let him win. Stop doing evil things, stop letting him win, that may be the only way to stop the cruelty from getting worse, it may be the only way to stop humanities suffering. I don't know if God can ever be destroyed but if humanity stands up to him maybe at the very least we can stop humanities suffering or maybe not I don't know but it's the only thing I can think of right now, it might be worth a try.

  4. Federal Bureau of Investigation:

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in businesses teleworking to communicate and share information over the internet, with this knowledge, malicious cyber actors are looking for ways to exploit telework software vulnerabilities in order to obtain sensitive information, eavesdrop on conference calls or virtual meetings, or conduct other malicious activities.

  5. John Poulos:

    The recent attacks on the democratic process are not singular or isolated events. They are the result of a deliberate and malicious campaign of lies over many months.

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