Definition of Malicious

1. Adjective. Having the nature of or resulting from malice. "Took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"

Definition of Malicious

1. a. Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or enmity.

Definition of Malicious

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or as a result of malice or spite ¹

2. Adjective. Deliberately harmful; spiteful ¹

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Definition of Malicious

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Malicious

1. 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. 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 mischief, a wanton prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or criminal proceeding, without probable cause. Synonym: Ill-disposed, evil-minded, mischievous, envious, malevolent, invidious, spiteful, bitter, malignant, rancorous, malign. Maliciously, Maliciousness. Origin: Of. Malicius, F. Malicieux, fr. L. Malitiosus. See Malice. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malicious

malic acid
malic acid dehydrogenase
malic dehydrogenase
malic enzyme
malice aforethought
malice prepense
malicious (current term)
malicious gossip
malicious mischief
malicious prosecution
malignancy and immunodeficiency

Literary usage of Malicious

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
""malicious mischief, or damage amounting to a crime, is defined by Blackstone to ... "malicious mischief, at common law, Is the willful destruction of some ..."

2. Handbook on the Law of Torts by William Benjamin Hale, Edwin Ames Jaggard (1896)
"malicious PROSECUTION. 177. malicious prosecution is a wrong to person, estate, or reputation, based upon a previous judicial proceeding. 178. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"[1] When does the right to Institute suit for a malicious prosecution accrue? If It accrues upon the rendition of a final judgment by the court In which the ..."

4. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"malicious MISCHIEF 110. malicious mischief is a misdemeanor at common law, and, though there is much conflict in the authorities, may be generally defined ..."

5. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"malicious ABANDONMENT. The forsaking without a just cause a husband by the wife, ... malicious ARREST. A wanton arrest made without probable cause by a ..."

6. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"malicious MISCHIEF ll0. malicious mischief is a misdemeanor at common law, and, ... There is no doubt that malicious mischief is a common- law crime, ..."

7. A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States by Francis Wharton (1874)
"In the second place, many of these statutes define the offence, as the " malicious injury of the property of another;" leaving it to the common law to ..."

8. The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 by William Miller Collier, William Horace Hotchkiss, Frank Bixby Gilbert, Fred Eugene Rosbrook (1921)
""In order to come within that meaning as a Judgment for a willful and malicious injury to person or property it is not necessary that the cause of action be ..."

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