Malevolent meaning

mə-lĕvə-lənt
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.

adjective
6
0
Having an evil or harmful influence.
adjective
2
1
Having a harmful influence.

Malevolent stars.

adjective
2
2
Having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious.
adjective
1
1
Having or displaying ill will; wishing harm on others.
adjective
1
1
Advertisement
Wishing evil or harm to others; having or showing ill will; malicious.
adjective
1
2

Origin of malevolent

  • Latin malevolēns malevolent- malevolence

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin, from male (“ill") + velle (“to wish").

    From Wiktionary