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1. Having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious.
2. Having a harmful influence: malevolent stars.

[Latin malevolēns, malevolent-; see malevolence.]

ma·lev′o·lent·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.malevolently - in a malevolent mannermalevolently - in a malevolent manner; "she gossips malevolently"
benevolently - in a benevolent manner; "she looked on benevolently"
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[məˈlevələntlɪ] ADVcon malevolencia


[məˈlɛvələntli] advavec malveillance


[məˈlɛvələntlɪ] advcon malevolenza


(məˈlevələnt) adjective
wishing evil to others. The wicked old woman gave a malevolent smile.
maˈlevolently adverb
maˈlevolence noun
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He became still more absorbed in his task when the Russian general entered, and after glancing over his spectacles at Balashev's face, which was animated by the beauty of the morning and by his talk with Murat, he did not rise or even stir, but scowled still more and sneered malevolently.
The Chinaman turned his shrewd, slant eyes malevolently upon the doctor.
She looked at White Fang, who snarled and bristled and glared malevolently.
We do not care to publish any magazines here," Judge Witberg roared, looking at him so fiercely and malevolently that Watson could scarcely bring himself to believe that this was same man he had studied a few minutes previously.
It must be this miserable trader--this intruder,' exclaimed the manager, looking back malevolently at the place we had left.
No sign of life appeared about the cave, yet Momaya experienced that uncanny sensation as of unseen eyes regarding her malevolently.
Men of that sort, Percival, live long, and marry malevolently when you least expect it.
This had stated - malevolently, he implied - that the Wright Brothers (in 1903) had been the first people to make a manned powered flight.
She blackmailed my client and tried to extract money [Dh15,000] from him when she malevolently and unfoundedly claimed to the police and the prosecutors that she was raped.
30PM The late James Gandolfini glowers malevolently in this prison drama.
He mused that Americans are benevolently ignorant of Canada, while Canadians are malevolently knowledgeable about the United States.
It's also helpful to know that all through the Near East--in ancient Mesopotamia, Persia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome--serpents were featured in the mythology, sometimes benevolently, but often malevolently.