What does the word malevolent mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Wishing evil; ill- disposed.

Usage examples for malevolent

  1. Those feelings alone which are benevolent or malevolent, are essentially good or bad. – The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume III by Percy Bysshe Shelley Edited by Thomas Hutchinson, M. A.
  2. The empty eye- sockets, peering out at him, seemed to hold a malevolent malice. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  3. The last time she had seen that malevolent face was when its owner was marched away from Brinkwort's Farm yesterday. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker