Malicious

Definition of Malicious

Ma`li´cious
a.1.Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or enmity.
I grant him bloody, . . .
Sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin
That has a name.
- Shak.
2.Proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice; as, a malicious report; malicious mischief.
3.(Law) With wicked or mischievous intentions or motives; wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or excuse; as, a malicious act.
Malicious abandonment
the desertion of a wife or husband without just cause.
Malicious prosecution
(Law) a wanton prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or criminal proceeding, without probable cause.
- Burrill.

Related Words

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