Synonyms for malicious

Synonyms for (adjective) malicious

Synonyms: malicious

Definition: having the nature of or resulting from malice

Usage: malicious gossip; took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince- Rudyard Kipling

Similar words: vindictive, despiteful, spiteful

Definition: showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite

Usage: a despiteful fiend; a truly spiteful child; a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment


Similar words: leering

Definition: showing sly or knowing malice in a glance

Usage: she had run in fear of...his evil leering eye- Amy Lowell


Similar words: malevolent

Definition: wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred

Usage: a gossipy malevolent old woman; failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful


Similar words: beady-eyed

Definition: having eyes that gleam with malice


Similar words: bitchy, cattish, catty

Definition: marked by or arising from malice

Usage: a catty remark


Similar words: venomous, vicious, poisonous

Definition: marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

Usage: poisonous hate; venomous criticism; vicious gossip


Similar words: venomed

Definition: full of malice or hate

Usage: venomed remarks


Similar words: vixenish

Definition: shrewish and malicious

Usage: a vixenish old woman