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Meaning of MALEVOLENT

Pronunciation:  mu'levulunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
  2. [adj]  wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"
  3. [adj]  extremely malevolent or malicious; "the malignant tongues of gossipers"
 

MALEVOLENT is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: beady-eyed, bitchy, cattish, catty, evil, malefic, maleficent, malicious, malign, malignant, poisonous, venomed, venomous, vicious
 
 Antonyms: benevolent, good
 
 See Also: hateful

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ma*lev"o*lent\, a. [L. malevolens, -entis; male ill
+ volens, p. pr. of velle to be willing or disposed, to wish.
See {Malice}, and {Voluntary}.]
Wishing evil; disposed to injure others; rejoicing in
another's misfortune.

Syn: Ill-disposed; envious; mischievous; evil-minded;
     spiteful; malicious; malignant; rancorous.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acrid, antagonistic, antipathetic, bad, baleful, baneful, belligerent, bitchy, bitter, black, caustic, clashing, colliding, conflicting, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, criminal, damaging, deadly, deleterious, despiteful, detrimental, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, evil, evil-disposed, full of hate, harmful, hateful, hostile, hurtful, ill, ill-affected, ill-conditioned, ill-disposed, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, improper, inaccurate, inauspicious, inexpedient, inferior, injurious, invalid, lethal, malefic, maleficent, malicious, malign, malignant, mischievous, noisome, noxious, ominous, peccant, pernicious, poisonous, prejudicial, quarrelsome, rancorous, repugnant, scatheful, set against, sinful, sinister, sore, spiteful, toxic, unfavorable, unhealthy, unkind, unpleasant, unskillful, untoward, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, virulent, vitriolic, wicked, wrong
 

 

 

 

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