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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
  • I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • malevolent = evil or harmful
  • His dark eyes flashed malevolently as he pushed me in front of him through the crowd.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • malevolently = with a desire to do evil or hurt others
  • Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • malevolent = appearing to wish evil to others
  • It was deeper and more intimate than the fear of evil and capricious gods and of magic, the fear of the forest, and of the forces of nature, malevolent, red in tooth and claw.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • malevolent = causing harm
  • Christy and Megan, two girls who had their own club called the GGP (whatever that meant), were whispering over on the other side of the room and casting malevolent looks in Mary Lou's direction.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • malevolent = evil
  • (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

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