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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"
بِسوء نِيَّه، بِحِقْد
af meinfÿsni
haincekötü niyetle


[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.
She looked at White Fang, who snarled and bristled and glared malevolently.
No sign of life appeared about the cave, yet Momaya experienced that uncanny sensation as of unseen eyes regarding her malevolently. Again she shuddered.
"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.
"Men of that sort, Percival, live long, and marry malevolently when you least expect it.
It is rash to think that any amount of regulation will prevent either a therapist or a client from behaving malevolently should they be so determined.
During a span of 13 years, from 2006 to 2019, I had researched and written about the most obscure period of our history, one that was purposefully, if not malevolently, kept from us.
Showcasing her malevolently playful side in episode four, Villanelle channels some creepy cosplay in pink corset, white gathered blouse, full skirt and surreal, fluffy, pig's head mask.
The new episodes of "Killing Eve" make great use of Comer's ability to play a remorseless yet newly desperate (and often malevolently clever) Villanelle, who must scrape her way back into the game, in a renewed pursuit of Eve.
This was not based on the idea that women were unable to obey traffic laws because of their sex, nor was it based on the notion that women are predisposed to use the technology malevolently, as would be the case if one were to use a vehicle as a weapon.