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malevolent

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Definition evil
  • of a person — wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • of a thing — exerting an evil or harmful influence
  • She tells vicious lies and spreads malevolent rumors.
malevolent = evil
  • My computer is so frustrating. Sometimes it seems alive and malevolent.
  • malevolent = evil (wishing to do harm)
  • failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful
  • I think her intentions are malevolent.
  • a gossipy malevolent old woman
  • But he'd sensed malevolence in the skeleton.  It was no pet. It was a vicious, undead killing force,
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • malevolence = the desire to do evil
  • his gaze stopped on Poirot for a moment and just for that second there was a strange malevolence, an unnatural tensity in the glance.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • malevolence = malice (appearing to wish evil to others)
  • Malfoy, whose pale eyes were still watering with pain and humiliation, looked malevolently up at Moody
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • malevolently = wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • What if this otherworldly little girl is a malevolent spirit who means to do me harm?
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • malevolent = evil
  • It would have left him as open as an unlocked door—open to any kind of demonic influence or malevolence.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • malevolence = evilness
  • She would have lain awake at night, looking up at the ceiling of her bedroom ... imagining the people who must be thinking of her with either dislike or outright malevolence, ... people who might, any of them, at any time, take a notion to call her on the telephone and scream: You did it, Annie!
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • malevolence = the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • Other mothers who had defended their children from Sula's malevolence...
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • malevolence = the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • Sheer rock buttresses seamed with ice pressed in from both edges of the glacier, rising like the shoulders of a malevolent god.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • malevolent = exerting an evil or harmful influence
  • Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • malevolent = appearing to wish evil to others
  • (His face stiff with malevolence) My lords, I wish to call (He raises his voice) Sir Richard Rich!
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • malevolence = the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • The door slid open, and Dr. Cable's malevolent voice poured out.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • malevolent = evil
  • Leo wasn't sure, but something about this storm seemed conscious, malevolent—like it was intentionally slamming them.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • malevolent = wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • She looked at White Fang, who snarled and bristled and glared malevolently.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • malevolently = appearing to want to hurt others
  • As she passed Rufus she gave him a glance filled with satisfaction, and he answered it with a glance of helpless malevolence.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • malevolence = the desire to do evil or to hurt others
  • Later, as he passed by, Miro had looked at her with such malevolence, such hate, that she had clutched the child to her chest.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
malevolence = appearing to wish evil or harm or evil to him

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