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MALEVOLENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does malevolent mean? 

MALEVOLENT (adjective)
  The adjective MALEVOLENT has 2 senses:

1. wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
2. having or exerting a malignant influence

  Familiarity information: MALEVOLENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MALEVOLENT (adjective)


Sense 1malevolent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred

Context examples:

a gossipy malevolent old woman / failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful

Similar:

malicious (having the nature of or resulting from malice)


Sense 2malevolent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or exerting a malignant influence

Synonyms:

malefic; malevolent; malign; evil

Context examples:

malevolent stars / a malefic force

Similar:

maleficent (harmful or evil in intent or effect)


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