HyperDic: malevolence

English > 2 senses of the word malevolence:
NOUNfeelingmalevolence, malignitywishing evil to others
attributemalevolence, malevolency, malicethe quality of threatening evil
English > malevolence: 2 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaningwishing evil to others.
Synonymmalignity
NarrowermaleficenceDoing or causing evil
malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venomFeeling a need to see others suffer
vindictiveness, vengefulnessA malevolent desire for revenge
Broaderhate, hatredThe emotion of intense dislike
OppositebenevolenceDisposition to do good
Spanishmalevolencia, malignidad
Catalanmalignitat, malvolença
Adjectivesmalevolentwishing or appearing to wish evil to others
English > malevolence: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of threatening evil.
Synonymsmalevolency, malice
Narrowerbeastliness, meannessThe quality of being deliberately mean / mean
cattiness, bitchiness, spite, spitefulness, nastinessmalevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
cruelty, cruelness, harshnessThe quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
Broaderevil, evilnessThe quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
Spanishmalevolencia, malicia
Catalanmalevolència, malícia, malvolença
Adjectivesmalevolenthaving or exerting a malignant influence

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