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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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We've demonstrated an application of this method to the problem of learning the maliciousness of cyber artifacts within a novel graph data model.
There is a considerable amount of misinformation, maliciousness and untruth in some of what has been circulated.
Nafie Ali Nafie attended the conclusion festival and honoured the first ten winners from different states, affirming the state concern of Holy Kuran and recitation , noting that the holding of the people of Sudan of Quran learning, method and recitation pushed all enemies maliciousness from them and descending blessings, calling on the need to contemplate the Holy Quran as it is education book and direct address to people and not a book of reading and recitation.
However, the maliciousness, the nefariousness and mental willingness to commit senseless murder are more or less the same.
There was no maliciousness in his tackle," says the Liverpool manager.
So perhaps it was with a smidge of maliciousness that Michael Koretzky, volunteer adviser for the student newspaper at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, instructed his students to power down their iMacs and get their hands dirty by making a newspaper the old-fashioned way.
Any public discussion group elicits antisocial behavior from a small number of disruptive users, whether through boredom, maliciousness, or the desire to perpetrate a scam.
Between his maliciousness and his prejudice, his hope and delusion, it is difficult to pinpoint the man's motives or to diagnose his recurring condition," concluded the editorial, published the day after Hariri's office responded to Aoun's "one-way ticket" remarks.
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 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.
Additionally, the gnawing thought echoed by his friends and foes is that Cadel's callous actions and maliciousness are at the expense of those he loves, leaving him with as much culpability as the criminals he's trying to bring down.