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malicious

ma·li·cious

malicious

 
pronunciation:
m lI shs
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
baleful, evil-minded, malevolent, malign, spiteful, venomous, vicious, vindictive, virulent
antonyms:
benevolent, benign, kind
similar words:
catty, cutting, evil, ill-natured, mean, miscreant, perfidious, pernicious, poisonous, rancorous, satanic, vengeful, wanton
derivations: maliciously (adv.), maliciousness (n.)
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The word malicious contains the following parts: