Meaning of “malevolent” in the English Dictionary

"malevolent" in British English

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malevolentadjective

uk /məˈlev.əl.ənt/ us /məˈlev.əl.ənt/ literary
malevolence
noun [ U ] uk /məˈlev.əl.əns/ us /məˈlev.əl.əns/

It was an act of great malevolence.
malevolently
adverb uk /məˈlev.əl.ənt.li/ us /məˈlev.əl.ənt.li/

(Definition of “malevolent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"malevolent" in American English

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malevolentadjective

us /məˈlev·ə·lənt/

causing or wanting to cause harm or evil:

a malevolent juvenile delinquent

(Definition of “malevolent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)