|part of speech:
||characterized by or displaying malice.
His political opponents launched malicious attacks against him.The guard's face wore a malicious expression, and the prisoner froze with fear.
- baleful, evil-minded, malevolent, malign, spiteful, venomous, vicious, vindictive, virulent
- benevolent, benign, kind
- similar words:
- catty, cutting, evil, ill-natured, mean, miscreant, perfidious, pernicious, poisonous, rancorous, satanic, vengeful, wanton
||bad, bitchy, cruel, hateful, hostile, lousy, nasty, savage
||maliciously (adv.), maliciousness (n.)