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Latin, from male (“ill") + velle (“to wish").
Latin malevolēns malevolent- malevolence
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Now I recalled every detail of that meeting and in my mind gave him the most malevolent and bitter replies.
Gossip is hurtful and mean, and cannot be described as anything but malevolent.
Very rarely do I meet a human being who is as malevolent as my cousin Bob.
If Lancaster should justify the malevolent rumours that were afloat by making a snatch at the crown, the last state of the realm might be worse than the first.
I can't believe she dated him for so long without discovering his cruel, malevolent nature.
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