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It is an adjective.

Meaning: meaning or meant to do harm.It is used when someone or something is intended to do harm i.e vicious in character .

Root of the word : mal means bad, malicious, malign, malice, malignant, malodorous, malevolence, malady, anomalous, maladroit

Related forms:
maliciously - adverb
maliciousness - noun

Synonyms : wicked, mean, spiteful, nasty, cruel,vengeful,awful,green-eyed,resentful

Antonyms : kind

Sample Usage

1)The malicious man beat up the children playing near his house.
2)The children are again with their malicious mischief.
3)The malicious gossip has no end.
4)My computer is attacked by a malicious program.

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