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"malicious" in British English

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maliciousadjective

uk   /məˈlɪʃ.əs/ us   /məˈlɪʃ.əs/
C2 intended to harm or upset other people: malicious gossip a malicious look in his eyes He complained that he'd been receiving malicious phone calls. He was charged with malicious wounding.
maliciously
adverb uk   /məˈlɪʃ.əs.li/ us   /məˈlɪʃ.əs.li/
(Definition of malicious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"malicious" in American English

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maliciousadjective

us   /məˈlɪʃ·əs/
intending to cause harm, esp. by hurting someone’s feelings or reputation: He says she threatened him and spied on him, among other malicious activities.
(Definition of malicious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"malicious" in Business English

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maliciousadjective

uk   /məˈlɪʃəs/ us  
malicious behaviour is intended to harm other people: The court ruled that she had not acted with malicious intent. malicious accusations/allegations/gossip malicious damage/destruction
INTERNET, IT malicious software or computer programs are designed to damage other people's computers and prevent them from working normally: Recent incidents have demonstrated how easily malicious hackers are able to disrupt the operations of many large companies. malicious programs/software
maliciously
adverb
The lawsuit accused the defendant of maliciously using the logo "to cause confusion".
(Definition of malicious from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “malicious”
in Arabic حَقود…
in Korean 악의를 지닌…
in Portuguese maldoso…
in Catalan maliciós, malintencionat…
in Japanese 悪意のある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意的,恶毒的,意在伤人的…
in Turkish kasıtlı, kötü niyetli, kindar…
in Russian злобный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡意的,惡毒的,意在傷人的…
in Italian maligno, malefico…
in Polish złośliwy…
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“malicious” in British English

“malicious” in Business English

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