|1.||[ adjective ] having the nature of or resulting from malice|
"malicious gossip" "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling
|Related terms:||unmalicious leering despiteful vixenish|
|2.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||benevolent poisonous beady-eyed venomed bitchy hateful malign maleficent malevolence|