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1. malicious

adjective. ['məˈlɪʃəs'] having the nature of or resulting from malice.

Synonyms

  • malevolent
  • cattish
  • spiteful
  • bitchy
  • venomous
  • poisonous
  • despiteful
  • vindictive
  • vicious
  • venomed
  • leering
  • beady-eyed
  • catty

Antonyms

  • beneficent
  • nontoxic
  • edible
  • forgiving

Etymology

  • malitiosus (Latin)
  • malitia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Malicious

  • superstitious
  • expeditious
  • surreptitious
  • repetitious
  • injudicious
  • suspicious
  • propitious
  • nutritious
  • fictitious
  • factitious
  • capricious
  • seditious
  • pernicious
  • judicious
  • delicious
  • auspicious
  • ambitious
  • vicious

How do you pronounce malicious?

Pronounce malicious as məˈlɪʃəs.

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Sentences with malicious


1. Adjective
Caller ID and other security measures sometimes cannot do enough to protect you from those with malicious intent.

Quotes about malicious


1. God is subtle but he is not malicious.
- Albert Einstein

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