What does malevolent mean?

Definitions for malevolentməˈlɛv ə lənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word malevolent.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malevolent(adj)

    wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred

    "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"

  2. malefic, malevolent, malign, evil(adj)

    having or exerting a malignant influence

    "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"


  1. malevolent(Adjective)

    having or displaying ill will; wishing harm on others

  2. malevolent(Adjective)

    having an evil or harmful influence

  3. Origin: from male + velle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malevolent(adj)

    wishing evil; disposed to injure others; rejoicing in another's misfortune

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Malevolent

    mal-ev′o-lent, adj. wishing evil: ill-disposed towards others: rejoicing in another's misfortune: envious: malicious—also Malev′olous.—n. Malev′olence.—adv. Malev′olently. [L. male, badly, volens, pr.p. of velle, to wish.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of malevolent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of malevolent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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