Having or showing a wish to do evil to others: the glint of dark, malevolent eyes some malevolent force of nature
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- She had become this all pervading, evil and malevolent influence on my family and life.
- That evil is malevolent violence, a curse that is the bane of our human existence.
- Even more than the words in the previous paragraph, it suggests an evil, malevolent intelligence at work.
early 16th century: from Latin malevolent- 'wishing evil', from male 'ill' + volent- 'wishing' (from the verb velle).
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- 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.