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
Synonyms: malevolent

"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
Similar spelling:   maliciously