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

 ma·li·cious /məˈlɪʃəs/

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

      adj 1: having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious
             gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me
             wince"- Rudyard Kipling [ant: unmalicious]
      2: wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from
         intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old
         woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were
         successful" [syn: malevolent] [ant: benevolent]