Malevolent Definition

mə-lĕvə-lənt
adjective
Wishing evil or harm to others; having or showing ill will; malicious.
Webster's New World
Having a harmful influence.
Malevolent stars.
American Heritage
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.
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Origin of Malevolent

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin malevolēns malevolent- malevolence

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

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