HyperDic: malevolent

English > 2 senses of the word malevolent:
ADJECTIVEallmalevolentwishing or appearing to wish evil to others
allmalevolent, malefic, malign, evilhaving or exerting a malignant influence
malevolent > pronunciation
Soundsmahleh'vahlahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > malevolent: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningwishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill ... / ill will or hatred.
Examples
  • "a gossipy malevolent old woman"
  • "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"
BroadermaliciousHaving the nature of or resulting from malice
Spanishmalévolo, malintencionado
Catalanmalèvol, maliciós
Nounsmalevolencewishing evil to others
Adverbsmalevolentlyin a malevolent manner
English > malevolent: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving or exerting a malignant influence.
Example"malevolent stars"
Synonymsmalefic, malign, evil
Broadermaleficentharmful or evil in intent or effect
Spanishmaléfico, malévolo, maligno, malvado
Catalanmalèfic, malèvol, maligne, malvat
Nounsmalevolence, malevolencythe quality of threatening evil

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