Malevolent is defined as someone or something that is harmful or evil.
An example of someone malevolent is the wicked queen in the story of Snow White.
wishing evil or harm to others; having or showing ill will; malicious
Origin of malevolentOld French malivolent from Classical Latin malevolens (gen. malevolentis) from male, evil (see mal-) + volens, present participle of velle, to wish: see will
- Having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious.
- Having a harmful influence: malevolent stars.
Origin of malevolentLatin malevolēns malevolent-; see malevolence .
(comparative more malevolent, superlative most malevolent)