malicious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj malicious having the nature of or resulting from malice "malicious gossip","took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Malicious Indulging or exercising malice; harboring ill will or enmity. "I grant him bloody, . . . Sudden, malicious , smacking of every sin
      That has a name."
    • Malicious Proceeding from hatred or ill will; dictated by malice; as, a malicious report; malicious mischief.
    • Malicious (Law) With wicked or mischievous intentions or motives; wrongful and done intentionally without just cause or excuse; as, a malicious act.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • malicious Indulging in or feeling malice; harboring ill-will, enmity, or hostility; actively malevolent; malignant in heart: often used in a lighter sense, implying mischievousness with some ill-will.
    • malicious Proceeding from extreme hatred or ill-will; dictated by malice: as, a malicious report.
    • malicious The committing of physical injury to personal property of another; injury to property, from wantonness or malice, as distinguished from theft. Any malicious or mischievous physical injury to the rights of another, or of the public in general. F. A. Wharton.
    • malicious An action brought by the sufferer to recover damages from the person who set on foot such a prosecution.
    • malicious Synonyms Evil-minded, ill-disposed, spiteful, resentful. See animosity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Malicious bearing ill-will or spite: moved by hatred or ill-will: having mischievous intentions
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Quotations

  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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    “With care, and skill, and cunning art, She parried Time's malicious dart, And kept the years at bay, Till passion entered in her heart and aged her in a day!”
  • Source Unknown
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    “There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.”
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world.”
  • Sidney Madwed
    Sidney Madwed
    “Words can be like baseball bats when used maliciously.”
  • John Dryden
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    “Fortune, that with malicious joyDoes man her slave oppress,Proud of her office to destroy,Is seldom pleasd to bless.”
  • Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
    Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
    “Pride, anger, gluttony, and idleness are sometimes conquered, but the conversion of a malicious and envious mind is a kind of miracle”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of. malicius, F. malicieux, fr. L. malitiosus,. See Malice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. malitiamalus, bad.

Usage

In literature:

Margaret Wayne is malicious and scandalously untruthful.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
He was watching me with a sort of malicious relish in the shock he had given me.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
As Christ was tempted, so they tempted him, and then maliciously reported that he had recanted.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
These malicious fellows wish to kill me.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
The malicious cook enjoyed the joke of which I had so hastily become the victim.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
But fate was malicious, and elected to make a sport of Julius this morning.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
She came nearer and looked into my face, laughing maliciously.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
You think the malicious grin becomes you.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
The message was written in ill temper or as a piece of malicious mischief.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
A false, scandalous and malicious libel was accordingly reported.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
If Alan had troubled himself to look, he would have seen a malicious glow in her baleful brown eyes.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
She's a malicious, dangerous, wicked girl and if you haven't the sense to see it, I'll just tell you.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
That which so moved the heart of the Prince to compassion, awoke only malicious delight in the Wizard's breast.
"The Shadow Witch" by Gertrude Crownfield
Also, he saw in the captain's assigning Stover to his end a malicious attempt to secure amusement at his expense.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
Some of them thought him dull, others malicious.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The flowing hair was all gone; nothing remained but the red nose, and the sparkling eyes, which looked more malicious than ever.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
I know how malicious people are, even one's most intimate friends.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
She was followed by her malicious sister Ulin, squatting on the back of a hideous toad.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
It may have been inspired by the malicious hope of the winner's downfall.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
She looked, and saw in a corner two brilliant little eyes gazing at her maliciously.
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
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In poetry:

Now Satan comes with dreadful roar
And threatens to destroy;
He worries whom he can't devour
With a malicious joy.
"Hymn 157" by Isaac Watts
Such was the wicked murd'rer Cain,
And such by nature still are we,
Until by grace we're born again,
Malicious, blind and proud, as he.
"Cain And Abel" by John Newton
And the devil winks sly: and he says, "Ay, ay!"
Old fellow, I guess you'll do.
You can work more wrong with that oily tongue
Than all my malicious crew.
"Origin Of The Liquor Dealer" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
To a saintly man
—So goes an Arab tale—
God said somewhat maliciously:
"Had I revealed to people
How great a sinner you are,
They could not praise you."
"A Poem For the End of the Century" by Czeslaw Milosz
With care, and skill, and cunning art
She parried Time's malicious dart,
And kept the years at bay,
Till passion entered in her heart
And aged her in a day!
"The Destroyer" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
That bloody dragon, that malicious foe,
Whom thou didst bind, and gloriously o'erthrow,
Still plots my ruin — if thou wilt not deign
To grant thy help, his malice to restrain.
"A Prayer Against The Temptations, And Assaults Of The Devil" by Rees Prichard

In news:

'I'm deeply saddened by this malicious crime'.
After 26+- years on the computer a malicious virus finally got me.
Carrier is sued for malicious prosecution, abuse of process.
Google says it identifies thousands of malicious Websites and issues millions of warnings every day to Internet users as part of its Safe Browsing initiative.
How Many Malicious Sites Does Google Discover Every Day.
Google today provided an update on its security efforts, revealing that it identifies almost 10,000 new malicious websites every day and serves up millions of daily malware-related warnings to users.
Tyler Clementi's mother calls Ravi's actions 'evil and malicious '.
After a malicious attack, Voyager Mobile launches.
Suspect identified in Grand Haven racial slur incident, malicious destruction of property.
The launch of a cut-rate unlimited $39-a-month mobile plan offered by upstart Voyager Mobile was marred Tuesday by what the company claims is "a malicious network attack to its primary website.".
Debut of Cut-Rate Mobile Plan Marred by Alleged Malicious Attack.
Smartphones are becoming a popular target for malicious hackers.
Sveum insists no ' malicious ' intent on plunking Heyward.
How to avoid malicious apps on your phone.
Malicious attack costs grow.
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In science:

In order to deal with dynamic malicious IP addresses , IP pre fixes rather than individual IP addresses are typically considered.
Optimal Source-Based Filtering of Malicious Traffic
The clustering, in combination with the fact that the distribution of addresses as well as other statistical characteristics differ for good and bad traffic, have been exploited in the past for detection and mitigation of malicious traffic, such as e.g., spam , or DDoS .
Optimal Source-Based Filtering of Malicious Traffic
As one would expect, for all networks the tolerance to random attacks is high (Fig. 2, red data) and to malicious attacks is low (Fig. 2, blue data).
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
Robustness of the 20 protein networks from Table I against random and malicious attacks.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
Notice that for every organism studied, the robustness against random attacks is smaller than surrogates with identical degree distributions, while the robustness against malicious attacks is larger than such surrogates.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
This in turn will improve the robustness of that module to either random or malicious attack, since such a switch would increase the number of connections that would have to be broken between the module and the rest of the network.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
The robustness in response to random and malicious attacks is then evaluated exactly as before, and is plotted in Fig. 4 as dashed curves.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
By contrast, non-modular model networks that we have constructed (not shown) have few vital hubs and so exhibit identical responses to either random or malicious attacks, with no dependence on C/M .
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
This is shown in the right inset of Fig. 4, where we display a fictitious network whose random and malicious response curves are shown as solid lines in the main plot.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
This preferential connectivity is crucial to the reduction in robustness to malicious attacks: for no other structural feature investigated was this reduction seen.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
Back to Fig’s 2 and 3, they show that for surrogates with large numbers of switches of connections, the robustness of PPI networks to malicious attacks actually decreases for all organisms studied.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
Nevertheless, as we have shown, protein networks are more fragile than extensively rewired surrogates to random attacks, while being less fragile than the same surrogates to malicious attacks.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
We speculate that this preferential connectivity may have practical advantages, for example in providing redundant pathways to permit key processes to function after a malicious attack or genetic deletion [4–6].
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
Given a network and its surrogates, we evaluate the ”robustness” (defined shortly) of the network to random or targeted, malicious, attacks.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
By contrast, malicious attacks describe situations in which pathogens or toxins interfere with high degree hubs of the network.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
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