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ma·li·cious

malicious

 
 
pronunciation:
m lI shs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having or reflecting a wish to harm.
That is a malicious lie!
antonyms:
kind
similar words:
cutting, evil, mean, poisonous
derivations: maliciously (adv.), maliciousness (n.)
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The word malicious contains the following parts:
mal, male Latin root that means bad, evil, ill
antonyms:
ben, bene, bon
 
-ous, -ious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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The suffix "-ous , -ious " attaches to Latin, Greek, and native English roots