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malicious
used in In Cold Blood

4 uses
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Definition
wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
  • If the cat had been poisoned, might not this act have been a small, malicious prelude to the murders?
    2 — Persons Unknown (10% in)
  • The quietness of his tone italicized the malice of his reply.
    2 — Persons Unknown (18% in)
  • It was a passable likeness, and the artist perceived one not very obvious aspect of the sitter's countenance-its mischief, an amused, babyish malice that suggested some unkind cupid aiming envenomed arrows.
    2 — Persons Unknown (53% in)
  • Andrews meant well, he was without malice, but Perry could have boiled him in oil-yet he never admitted it, never let anyone there guess why, after one of these humiliating incidents, he sat and sulked and ignored the meals that were delivered to him three times a day.
    4 — The Corner (72% in)

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