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malevolent

[ muh-lev-uh-luh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF malevolent

Synonyms for malevolent

  • malicious
  • malignant
  • murderous
  • sinister
  • vengeful
  • vicious
  • wicked
  • bad-natured
  • baleful
  • catty
  • despiteful
  • dirty
  • evil
  • evil-minded
  • hellish
  • hostile
  • lousy
  • malign
  • murder
  • pernicious
  • poison
  • rancorous
  • rough
  • spiteful
  • tough
  • vindictive
  • waspish
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Antonyms for malevolent

  • benevolent
  • friendly
  • good
  • kind
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • amiable
  • harmless
  • liking
  • loving
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MALEVOLENT

But, evading him, she towered, lean and malevolent as a fury.

What malevolent ingenuity ever selected the precise path that led to ruin?

Malevolent old fool, that will not see how needless it is to ruin me.

It is as if his heart were corrupted by a malevolent and brooding rancour.

Something in his blood raged at the sight of the malevolent face.

The tradition is that the disorder was introduced into the country by a malevolent eagle.

"Oh, this kid got fresh with me," replied Eric with a malevolent glare at Steve.

His guide was looking at him with an expression of open, malevolent triumph.

The speaker's tone was so malevolent that Hamilton was impressed, in spite of himself.

Both were indiscreet; I do not think either was malevolent or treacherous.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from Middle French malivolent and directly from Latin malevolentem (nominative malevolens) "ill-disposed, spiteful, envious," from male "badly" (see mal-) + volentem (nominative volens), present participle of velle "to wish" (see will (v.)). Related: Malevolently.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MALEVOLENT

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adjectivemenacing

derogatory

adjectiveoffensive, uncomplimentary
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