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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    Leader Vs Malevolent “When people with bad intentions try to enter in your inner universe, in their heart they know who you really are !! and who they are actually, these small minds are insecure because they know your qualities and capabilities so what trick they play is, just because they came in your life, spent time with you, they know your weak points as no body is perfect and they also know that you are a winner with great mind and ideas and can perform better even if they have known what's in your mind they can not do that the way you can do, then they try to come from some other ways and you show through your attitude by winning again and again, by not losing your faith in you and your abilities that you are unstoppable... This is what makes them disappoint, the sad part of the picture is, you are the one with the good intentions whatever you are but you never think bad of anyone, not even for those who don't want to see you happy or successful, you just kept going even they chase you. So be in the picture, stay on the right track with good intention and keep going, if it's in their nature that they have been chasing you, they will always be chasing you ..... YOU are a leader YOU are a person with great personality YOU are the one, people think of and spend time and energy to know about you, and wish to be like you but you are busy in your life, you don't have time for small things KEEP GOING !!”

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