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English definition of “malevolent”

malevolent

adjective uk   /məˈlev.əl.ənt/ literary us  
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
noun [U] uk   /-əns/ us  
It was an act of great malevolence.Morally wrong and evilDishonestTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
malevolently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Morally wrong and evilDishonest
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