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Malevolent Definition

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[adj] having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
[adj] 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"
[adj] extremely malevolent or malicious; "the malignant tongues of gossipers"


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Antonyms

benevolent, good

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hateful

Misc. Definitions

\Ma*lev"o*lent\, a. [L. malevolens, -entis; male ill + volens, p. pr. of velle to be willing or disposed, to wish. See {Malice}, and {Voluntary}.] Wishing evil; disposed to injure others; rejoicing in another's misfortune. Syn: Ill-disposed; envious; mischievous; evil-minded; spiteful; malicious; malignant; rancorous.

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