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adjective     /məˈlev.əl.ənt/ literary
causing or wanting to cause harm or evil: The central character is a malevolent witch out for revenge. I could feel his malevolent gaze as I walked away.Morally wrong and evilDishonest malevolence     /-əns/ noun [U] It was an act of great malevolence.Morally wrong and evilDishonestTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive malevolently     /-li/ adverb Morally wrong and evilDishonest
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