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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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1--11, 217),--all this Eagletonian maliciousness taking place at the very same time (i.
Writing" is a novel that explores how the greed, corruption, and decadence of British Columbia's elite, combined with Chinese and Japanese cunning and maliciousness during the early twentieth century, could have led to the domination of the province by Oriental immigrants.
The maliciousness and detestation of writer and racial discrimination against people of South Sudan has blinded him from seeing the truth of SPLM/A's vision, which has been adopted by many learned Arab professors in Khartoum who are not myopic like writer but seeking best solution to Sudan's conflicts, like the closest relative of Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Dr.
The truth is they were incompetent and there was an element of maliciousness because they did not have any intention of paying out a lot of money very quickly.
Sullivan agreed the signs were "willy-nilly all over town," but suggested they were placed "out of ignorance, not maliciousness.
But with her petty and indignant response she displayed maliciousness and intent to cause offence.
center of his maliciousness is one seeking identity, a nameless
They are filled with every kind of wickedness: maliciousness, greed, ill will, envy, murder, bickering, deceit, craftiness.
I accept that your conduct was not motivated by any maliciousness, and you did not mean any ill will to Miss A, but you did not have consent.
Banks' performance is by far too predictable as she makes no attempt to hide her maliciousness from the start.
While prosecutors had sought the death penalty considering the maliciousness of the crimes, the defense team asked for imprisonment for a definite term, arguing that Hatakeyama did not intend to kill Ayaka and that she was in a state of diminished capacity when murdering Goken.
The economy is in the crapper not only because of excess greed bordering on maliciousness and criminality but also because nominally very bright people didn't get their acts together.