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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ma·li·cious a.
 1. Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or enmity.
 I grant him bloody, . . .
 Sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin
 That has a name.   --Shak.
 2. Proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice; as, a malicious report; malicious mischief.
 3. Law With wicked or mischievous intentions or motives; wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or excuse; as, a malicious act.
 Malicious abandonment, the desertion of a wife or husband without just cause. --Burrill.
 Malicious prosecution or Malicious arrest Law, a wanton prosecution or arrest, by regular process in a civil or criminal proceeding, without probable cause. --Bouvier.
 Syn: -- Ill-disposed; evil-minded; mischievous; envious; malevolent; invidious; spiteful; bitter; malignant; rancorous; malign.
 -- Ma*li*cious*ly, adv. -- Ma*li*cious*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : feeling a need to see others suffer [syn: malice, spite,
           spitefulness, venom]