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Definition of malevolent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    malevolent

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//məˈlɛvələnt//
     
    [usually before noun]
     
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  1. 1having or showing a desire to harm other people synonym malicious, wicked
  2. 2 malevolent intentions/thoughts his dark malevolent eyes opposite benevolent
malevolence
 
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NAmE//məˈlɛvələns//
 
noun [uncountable] an act of pure malevolence
malevolently
 
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adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: malevolent