malicious malicious  /mə ˈlɪ ʃəs/


  • (adj) having the nature of or resulting from malice

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  1. That, at any rate, is the opinion of Burma's ruling military junta, as published on its reliably absurd and malicious website.
  2. For the past several years, Greenwald has conducted a persistent, malicious campaign to distort who I am and where I stand.
  3. There was no malicious intent.


  1. Grand jury to get charges in Va. mall shooting

    Grand jury to get charges in Va. mall shooting MacInnis faces malicious wounding and weapons charges in the April 12 shooting at a satellite campus of New River Community College in Christiansburg, just south of Blacksburg. Part-time employee Taylor Sharpe and student Kristina Bousserghine were shot before the suspect was subdued by an off-duty security guard and Christiansburg police officers.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Why we can't stop malicious insiders

    Security experts have been saying for years that insiders -- malicious, careless or simply unaware -- are a greater threat to organizations, both public and private, than hackers.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Network World

  3. Kepware's Communication Platform Answers Automation Industry's Call for Improved Security and Interoperability

    PORTLAND, Maine, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A defense-in-depth security policy can minimize both malicious and unintentional mistakes that may cause downtime or impact safety. Today, Kepware Technologies ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "There are recent widespread reports that Zanu-PF and MDC are talking and are about to conclude an agreement to form a government of national unity," said Mr Biti. "Nothing could be as malicious and as further from the truth."
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Tendai Biti Source: BBC News

  2. Cole, having watched replays of the incident, said: "I apologise to anyone I offended, and of course Alan who I tackled. It was not malicious. I did not mean to go in hard that way. It was high, but I tried to read the ball and get the ball first....
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Ashley Cole Source: Independent

  3. "Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumours that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible," the golfer said.
    on Nov 29, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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