quasi-malicious

malicious

[muh-lish-uhs]
adjective
1.
full of, characterized by, or showing malice; malevolent; spiteful: malicious gossip.
2.
Law. vicious, wanton, or mischievous in motivation or purpose.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English malicius < Old French < Latin malitiōsus. See malice, -ous

maliciously, adverb
maliciousness, noun
nonmalicious, adjective
nonmaliciously, adverb
nonmaliciousness, noun
quasi-malicious, adjective
quasi-maliciously, adverb
semimalicious, adjective
semimaliciously, adverb
semimaliciousness, noun
unmalicious, adjective
unmaliciously, adverb
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malicious (məˈlɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  characterized by malice
2.  motivated by wrongful, vicious, or mischievous purposes
 
ma'liciously
 
adv
 
ma'liciousness
 
n

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malicious
early 13c., from O.Fr. malicius "showing ill will," from L. malitiosus "wicked, malicious," from malitia "badness, ill will, spite," from malus "bad" (see mal-). In legal use (early 14c., Anglo-Fr.), it means "characterized by malice prepense." Related: Maliciously; maliciousness.
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