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malicious

an act done to inflict an injury, not to redress a wrong.

malicious poisoning
laying a bait to poison an animal without the owner's consent.
malicious prosecution
instigating a lawsuit for the purpose of punishing the other person without having a proper justification for the litigation.
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He told Mr Justice Lindsay: 'The critical question is whether, if Mr Byers did the things he is alleged to have done at all, he did them maliciously against the shareholders or, as we say, he did them honestly believing them to be in the public interest.
Nat/Natalie Ginzburg (played by Charles Busch): A cross-dressing killer with AIDS, Ginzburg was hired to assassinate his cell mate, Antonio Nappa, an Italian who had been maliciously infected with HIV by another prisoner, Adebisi.
Tadej Brdnik lent his marvelous physicality to the role of the conflicted Adam, and Christophe Jeannot slithered maliciously as the Stranger.
Following the ban of the book the government of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province said in a statement that, "has the potential to deliberately and maliciously outrage the feelings of different classes of citizens in Pakistan".
The court noted that even if the employee's actions contained the requisite application of force to rise to a constitutional violation, the inmate failed to establish that the employee closed the door maliciously for the purpose of causing him harm.
Two men have appeared in court jointly charged with unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Parry with intent.
Sexton was later arrested and charged with robbery, abduction, burglary, and maliciously shooting with intent to kill.
Cathy Young replies: Daniel Mahoney charges that I maliciously failed to credit Solzhenitsyn for stating that the czarist regime in Russia was guilty of discriminating against and oppressing Jews (i.
Unfortunately, a sizeable proportion are made maliciously by those holding grudges against the reported claimant.
The updates includes (libxml (CVE-2008-3529)) for maliciously crafted website that may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution, a patch security-related issues when loading maliciously crafted URL feeds (Safari (CVE-2009-0162)), and correct a memory corruption issue in WebKit that could lead to arbitrary code execution when visiting maliciously crafted Web sites (WebKit (CVE-2009-0945)).
Those issues include decompressing maliciously crafted data, viewing a maliciously crafted image with an embedded ColorSync profile, viewing a maliciously crafted OpenEXR, or processing a maliciously crafted PNG image.
Another factor in favour of prosecution was that a relative "persuaded, pressured or maliciously encouraged the victim to commit suicide".