What does malevolent mean?
Definitions for malevolent
məˈlɛv ə ləntmalev·o·lent
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word malevolent.
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"
malefic, malevolent, malign, eviladjective
having or exerting a malignant influence
"malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
having or displaying ill will; wishing harm on others
having an evil or harmful influence
Etymology: from male + velle.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Ill-disposed towards others; unfavourable; malignant.
Etymology: malevolus, Latin.
I have thee in my arms,
Though our malevolent stars have struggled hard,
And held us long asunder. John Dryden, King Arthur.
wishing evil; disposed to injure others; rejoicing in another's misfortune
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of malevolent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of malevolent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of malevolent in a Sentence
The suggestion, implication, or even correlation that the FOP would in any way associate itself with a racist hate group is a sign of just how biased, malevolent, and extreme the media is in their antipathy toward the police, the FOP is the sworn enemy of black people, the sworn enemy of black people, RushsaidSaturday. The FOP has always taken the position that black people can be shot down in the street by members of the Chicago Police Department, and suffer no consequences.
You could look at things in a malevolent way or you could look at things in a different way.
We’re talking about a malevolent force, we’re talking about a bad actor in both senses.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly:
The fact remains that we are not immune to terrorist threats and that our enemies often use our own freedoms and generosity against us, we cannot risk the prospect of malevolent actors using our immigration system to take American lives.
I'd gotten treatment out of desperation that I really wanted to live, i don't get hurt any more even though I see those malevolent online comments, but now is time to discuss it as a serious social issue.
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- malèvolCatalan, Valencian
- malévolo, malintencionadoSpanish
- بدکامه, بدخواهPersian
- pahantahtoinen, pahansuopaFinnish
- malintentionné, malévolent, malveillantFrench
- marefikku, 悪質なJapanese
- 악의 있는Korean
- недоброжелательный, зловредный, злорадныйRussian
- illasinnad, illvilligSwedish
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