What is another word for maliciously?

Pronunciation: [mɐlˈɪʃəsli] (IPA)

Maliciously is an adverb that characterizes someone's behavior or actions as harmful, hurtful, or with cruel intention. Some synonyms to describe these actions could include spitefully, malevolently or venomously. These words all imply intentional harm, whether it be physical, emotional or otherwise. Other synonyms for maliciously include wickedly, nefariously, or malignantly, all of which connote the intent to do serious damage to someone or something. These words are often used in legal settings to describe criminal intent or to prove malicious intent in a court of law. It is important to remember the weight of these words, and to use them carefully and appropriately.

What are the hypernyms for Maliciously?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for maliciously?

Maliciously is an adverb that refers to doing something with the intention of causing harm or injury to others. The opposite of maliciously is benevolently, which means doing something with the intention of being helpful or kind to others. Another antonym for maliciously is innocently, which means doing something without any knowledge or intention of causing harm. Non-maliciously is also an antonym for maliciously, which means doing something without any intention of harming someone or something. These antonyms for maliciously can be used to describe actions, intentions, or even people's character.

Usage examples for Maliciously

Smiling maliciously, she swung the door shut with an echoing bang.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
"If I want it-yes," he drawled maliciously.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
The paroxysm of passion which had shaken him was gone now, and had left him maliciously cool and scheming.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey

Famous quotes with Maliciously

  • Many of my e-mails have been maliciously taken out of context, another effort by those assaulting my career.
    Jack Abramoff
  • When the courts decide that murderers, rapists, and others who maliciously break our social contract deserve health care that most working Americans can't afford, they are condemning good people to death.
    Tammy Bruce
  • Every ISP is being attacked, maliciously both from in the United States and outside of the United States, by those who want to invade people's privacy. But more importantly they want to take control of computers, they want to hack them, they want to steal information.
    Darrell Issa
  • Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
    Sydney Madwed
  • Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.
    Sidney Madwed

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