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malevolent

adjective uk   us   /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.
malevolence
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/
It was an act of great malevolence.
malevolently
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “malevolent”
in Vietnamese ác ý…
in Spanish malévolo…
in Thai มุ่งร้าย…
in Malaysian berniat jahat…
in French malveillant…
in German boshaft…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡意的, 惡毒的, 有害的…
in Indonesian dengki…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意的, 恶毒的, 有害的…
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