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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)
Translations of “malevolent”
in Spanish malévolo…
in Vietnamese ác ý…
in Malaysian berniat jahat…
in Thai มุ่งร้าย…
in French malveillant…
in German boshaft…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意的, 恶毒的, 有害的…
in Indonesian dengki…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡意的, 惡毒的, 有害的…
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