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malicious

Legal Definition of malicious

Adjective

  1. Harbouring malice, ill will or enmity
  2. Spiteful
  3. Resulting from or prompted by malice

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Definition of malicious

Etymology

    From Latin malitiosus, from malitia meaning "malice", from malus meaning "bad"

Adjective

malicious (comparative more malicious, superlative most malicious)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or as a result of malice or spite
  2. Deliberately harmful; spiteful

    He was sent off for a malicious tackle on Jones.

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