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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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Ryan pleaded guilty to maliciously wounding Lewis on January 5 when they lived in Wrexham.
Seeley is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Mr Marsh.
Why did the father lodge the complaint maliciously against you?
Another factor in favour of prosecution was that a relative "persuaded, pressured or maliciously encouraged the victim to commit suicide".
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)).
My case was to be only the second civil action in which a police force has been accused of maliciously prosecuting someone for murder.
While all reports need to be taken seriously the state must always act to the highest standards and punish those who abuse the system and also those who maliciously accuse others of such wrongdoing.
Thomas, 29, of Sycamore Court, Bargoed, admitted unlawfully and maliciously wounding Mr Coles on the evening of April 25 this year.
WESTBORO - A Westboro High School senior was recently arrested for allegedly, maliciously damaging a sprinkler head, which caused flooding on the third floor of the high school.
The group have also had to give assurances the swords will not be used maliciously.
In the space of a few minutes I was surrounded by a hyped-up crowd, jostled by a group of teenagers, maliciously pushed by a middleaged bloke and forced to cling on to my boys for dear life as they were swamped by an unyielding mass of people.
Based on the outlier-finding by clustering in data mining, we propose an effective solution to forecast the customers who are maliciously in arrears.