Antonyms of adj malicious

1 sense of malicious

Sense 1
malicious (vs. unmalicious) -- (having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling)

unmalicious (vs. malicious) -- (not malicious or spiteful)

Similarity of adj malicious

1 sense of malicious

Sense 1
malicious (vs. unmalicious) -- (having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling)
       => despiteful, spiteful, vindictive -- (showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite; "a despiteful fiend"; "a truly spiteful child"; "a vindictive man will look for occasions for resentment")
       => leering -- (showing sly or knowing malice in a glance; "she had run in fear of...his evil leering eye"- Amy Lowell)
       => malevolent -- (wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful")
       => beady-eyed -- (having eyes that gleam with malice)
       => bitchy, catty, cattish -- (marked by or arising from malice; "a catty remark")
       => poisonous, venomous, vicious -- (marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip")
       => venomed -- (full of malice or hate; "venomed remarks")
       => vixenish -- (shrewish and malicious; "a vixenish old woman")

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