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Synonyms for malicious
məˈlɪʃ əsma·li·cious

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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. Marco Rubio:

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

  2. Tom Ulrich:

    The volume of glass, fairly uniform in size, and the fact that it's not dumped in one spot like someone dumping garbage... it seems to National Park Service rangers that it's malicious intent.

  3. Stephen Tomlinson:

    She is not holding the gun in a malicious manner, she is not pointing it anywhere. It’s to me, in my opinion, a nice photograph of a young lady in the Adirondack region that enjoys hunting.

  4. Jrme Segura:

    In terms of how many people were served a malicious ad, only Yahoo would really know, this is one of the largest attacks we’ve seen in recent months.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    This Executive Order authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of State, to impose sanctions on individuals or entities that engage in malicious cyber-enabled activities that create a significant threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economic health or financial stability of the United States.

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