Associations to the word «Malicious»


MALICIOUS, adjective. Of, pertaining to, or as a result of malice or spite
MALICIOUS, adjective. Spiteful and deliberately harmful
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF, noun. (legal) The willful, wanton, or reckless destruction of the personal property of another occasioned by actual ill will or resentment toward the owner or possessor of such property.
MALICIOUS PROSECUTION, noun. A common law intentional tort which arises from a party (1) intentionally and maliciously instituting or pursuing (or causing to be instituted or pursued) a legal action (civil or criminal) that is (2) brought without probable cause and (3) dismissed in favor of the other party.

Dictionary definition

MALICIOUS, adjective. Having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling.

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.