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    malevolent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word malevolent

    (adj) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
    Example Sentence
    • a gossipy malevolent old woman
    • failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful
    (adj) having or exerting a malignant influence
    Synonyms : evil , malefic , malign
    Example Sentence
    • malevolent stars
    • a malefic force
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for malevolent

malevolent = male +violent Violent males can cause more harm to society than females

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opposite of benevolent

violent males are wishing evil to the society

mal(bad)+vol(wish) bad wish or evil wish

woo for evil ~ woo is to wish aspire something

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