What is another word for malicious?

622 synonyms found


[ mɐlˈɪʃəs], [ mɐlˈɪʃəs], [ m_ɐ_l_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_s]

Malicious is commonly used to describe something or someone who is intending to harm someone else. There are several synonyms for this word that could also be used in various contexts to convey the similar meaning. These synonyms include hostile, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive, wicked, malign, venomous, hateful, and malignant. Hostile refers to a hostile behavior that is intended to harm someone. Spiteful refers to an act of ill will motivated by spite or vindictiveness. Vindictive refers to a desire for vengeance. Malevolent refers to wicked or deliberately harmful intent. Wicked refers to something or someone evil or immoral in nature. Malign refers to something that is harmful or evil. Venomous refers to an inclination or desire to harm others. Hateful refers to acts or feelings of extreme disgust or detestation. Finally, malignant refers to something that is malicious or actively harms others.

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How to use "Malicious" in context?

Maliciousness is a term most often used to describe someone or something who is secretly intending to do harm. It is often used to describe people or things who act without thinking, or who do not respect the rights of others. Maliciousness can also be used to describe the actions of a natural disaster or other disaster.

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