Definition of malicious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    malicious

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//məˈlɪʃəs//
     
     
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  1. 1having or showing hatred and a desire to harm someone or hurt their feelings synonym malevolent, spiteful
  2. 2 malicious gossip/lies/rumors He took malicious pleasure in telling me what she had said.
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