Definition of malevolent in English:

malevolent

Syllabification: ma·lev·o·lent
Pronunciation: /məˈlevələnt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

malevolently

adverb
More example sentences
  • Whether malevolently or unwittingly, many leases include improper sections into their leases that are not in accordance with the law.
  • He limped up and down the boards, eyeing the audience malevolently past a particularly ugly prosthetic nose.
  • His solo is rich, maximal and far from introverted; he sounds almost malevolently focused.

Origin

early 16th century: from Latin malevolent- 'wishing evil', from male 'ill' + volent- 'wishing' (from the verb velle).

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