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From Latin malitiosus, from malitia (“malice"), from malus (“bad").
They are malicious gossip, greed of money, giving security, nocturnal robbery, murder, unchastity.
He took a sort of malicious pleasure in irritating the monks.
One of the principal grounds for an absolute divorce is malicious desertion.
He was plain malicious!
This led to the circulation of malicious stories to the effect that Great Britain was not doing her share, and that she was preserving her soldiers at the expense of those furnished from overseas.
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