Definition: hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
Definition: hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
Sentences Containing 'malicious'
I had supposed him to be despising his fellow creatures in general, but did not suspect him of descending to such malicious revenge, such injustice, such inhumanity as this.''
He was a middle aged, long, slim, bony, smooth shaven, horse faced, ignorant, stingy, malicious, snarling, fault hunting, mote magnifying tyrant.
A malicious Quincy paper used always to refer to this town, in derision as`Stavely's Landing.'
As soon as Barrois had left the room, Noirtier looked at Valentine with a malicious expression that said many things.
He hastily tore off the cover, opened the journal with nervous precipitation, passed contemptuously over the Paris jottings, and arriving at the miscellaneous intelligence, stopped with a malicious smile, at a paragraph headed``We hear from Yanina.''
It obliges all of them to be more circumspect in their conduct, and, by not extending their currency beyond its due proportion to their cash, to guard themselves against those malicious runs, which the rivalship of so many competitors is always ready to bring upon them.
In the mind that is once truly disciplined and purged, thou canst not find anything, either foul or impure, or as it were festered: nothing that is either servile, or affected: no partial tie; no malicious averseness; nothing obnoxious; nothing concealed.
I heard that with the single exception of Mr. Creakle, Tungay considered the whole establishment, masters and boys, as his natural enemies, and that the only delight of his life was to be sour and malicious.
Yet I am of opinion, this defect arises chiefly from a perverse, restive disposition; for they are cunning, malicious, treacherous, and revengeful.
That Himmalehan, salt-sea Mastodon, clothed with such portentousness of unconscious power, that his very panics are more to be dreaded than his most fearless and malicious assaults!
When on that shivering winter's night, the Pequod thrust her vindictive bows into the cold malicious waves, who should I see standing at her helm but Bulkington!
The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them, till they are left living on with half a heart and half a lung.
Nor, in quite other aspects, does Nature in her least palpable but not the less malicious agencies, fail to enlist among her forces this crowning attribute of the terrible.
That point is this: The Sperm Whale is in some cases sufficiently powerful, knowing, and judiciously malicious, as with direct aforethought to stave in, utterly destroy, and sink a large ship; and what is more, the Sperm Whale HAS done it.
But Radney, the mate, was ugly as a mule; yet as hardy, as stubborn, as malicious.
But as if perceiving this stratagem, Moby Dick, with that malicious intelligence ascribed to him, sidelingly transplanted himself, as it were, in an instant, shooting his pleated head lengthwise beneath the boat.
There's a most special, a most cunning, oh, a most malicious difference!
"But there will be hits at both sides-nothing malicious; just a good-humoured conflict of ideas."
Dragon Man is not especially malicious, although he is easily manipulated and provoked to violence.
While helping a sad girl named Anna, the Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins meet a wooden soldier and a group of malicious rats from a place called Toyland.
While a number of academics and historians assert that most of the individuals mentioned in the Venona decrypts were most likely either clandestine assets and/or contacts of Soviet intelligence agents, others argue that many of those people probably had no malicious intentions and committed no crimes.
This covers all third party liabilities and also covers the vehicle owner against the destruction of the vehicle by fire (whether malicious or due to a vehicle fault) and theft of the vehicle itself.
A Dybbuk is a malicious possessing spirit in Kabbalah and European Jewish folklore.
This renders it easy for malicious coders to conceal the actions of their browser add-on, especially since, after being installed, the BHO seldom requires permission before performing further actions.
There are also free tools (such as BHODemon) that list installed BHOs and allow the user to disable malicious extensions.
The firm took "Top Gear" to court for libel and malicious falsehood after it suggested one of its Roadster vehicles had run out of power after only 55 miles.
Although Pazuzu was said to be bringer of famine and drought, he was also invoked against evil for protection, and against plague, but he was primarily and popularly invoked against his fierce, malicious, rival Lamashtu.
Such a malicious document would contain two different messages in the same document, but conditionally display one or the other through subtle changes to the file: Chosen-prefix collision attack.
After many years of research, de Aragón found that the padre was indeed a major Hispanic figure and that Cather had turned him into a treacherous, conniving, and malicious and cowardly character in her book.
Similarly, the defence of justification would give malicious parties an added opportunity to subject the dignity of the courts to more attacks.
Stalking is typically defined s "the willful, malicious, and repeated following and harassing of another persons that threatens his or her safety".
Dizaei claimed that this was a malicious complaint brought about by Lord MacKenzie to further his business interests.
In Virginia, computer trespass consists of, with malicious intent, copying, altering, or erasing data from a computer, causing a computer to malfunction, causing an electronic funds transfer, etc. The element of "malicious" intent was added by the Virginia General Assembly in 2005 by House Bill 2215.
Fei Er loses hope in herself and turns malicious.
To further facilitate detection of zero-day malware, Bloodhound disassembles a variety of programming languages, and scans code for malicious instructions using predefined algorithms.
However, such updates are not tested by Symantec, and may cause false positives, or incorrectly identify files as malicious.
It now uses more information to determine if an application is truly malicious.
Another incident occurred in May 2007, when Norton AntiVirus flagged components of the Pegasus e-mail client as malicious, rendering the program corrupted.
The malicious Nun Sister Ursula walks in on her in the bathroom to see what she is doing and discovers her secret.
Pepys did not bother to attend the funeral, although he took a somewhat malicious interest in the quarrels between Lady Batten and her stepchildren over the estate, which turned out to be smaller than expected.
But "the exercise ... of First Amendment rights to enforce constitutional rights through litigation, as a matter of law, cannot be deemed malicious."
Wild, according to Draper, had slandered Draper's reputation by insinuating that he was malicious and biased in his behavior towards other officers.
Rare and malicious computer viruses, including Autorun-BJ and Win32:Malware-gen, allowed the placement of the documents to go unnoticed by the defendants.
Another judicial report prepared by the governmental agency TÜBİTAK also confirmed the infection by malicious viruses but could neither confirm nor reject any outside intervention.
The INC, which has received bad, and in some cases malicious treatment, from the State Department and intelligence community over the years, may not be able to do the job with U.S. air support alone.
The UnderWorlders are evil, malicious, destructive, and dominating.
Kazdan is unable to understand the damage he does, and, at times, can be downright malicious.
The Dark Arts are those magical spells and practices that are usually used for malicious purposes.
Some stories now presented them as much less malicious, protecting and blessing Buddhist institutions rather than menacing them or setting them on fire.
This occurs when Chris, Snoop and Michael are about to make a hit on Junebug (a rival drug dealer spreading malicious but trivial words about Marlo's sexuality) and after Omar kills Savino Bratton.
More Vocab Wordsaloft - upward; high up in the air
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
brackish - somewhat saline