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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 ​phonecalls. He was ​charged with malicious wounding.
intended to ​causedamage to a ​computersystem, or to ​stealprivateinformation from a ​computersystem: protection against malicious software/​code
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 ​causeharm, 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   us   /məˈlɪʃəs/
malicious ​behaviour is intended to ​harm other ​people: The ​courtruled that she had not ​acted with malicious ​intent. malicious accusations/​allegations/gossip malicious ​damage/destruction
INTERNET, IT malicious ​software or ​computerprograms are ​designed to ​damage other people's ​computers and prevent them from ​workingnormally: Recent incidents have ​demonstrated how easily malicious ​hackers are able to ​disrupt the ​operations of many large ​companies. malicious ​programs/​software
maliciously
adverb
The ​lawsuitaccused 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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