- The definition of malicious is showing spite or intentionally wanting to cause harm to someone.
An example of malicious is the sticking of a sharp object in the road so that a car's tires are destroyed.
malicious definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French malicios ; from Classical Latin malitiosus ; from malitia: see malice
malicious definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- ma·liˈcious·ly adverb
- ma·liˈcious·ness noun