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Meaning of malicious

ma•li•cious

Pronunciation: (mu-lish'us), [key]
— adj.
  1. full of, characterized by, or showing malice; malevolent; spiteful: malicious gossip.
  2. vicious, wanton, or mischievous in motivation or purpose.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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