malevolence malevolence


  1. (n) wishing evil to others
  2. (n) the quality of threatening evil



  1. The incident cannot be attributed to chance alone, there was some trace of malevolence as well.
  2. Dimitri almost gloated with malevolence when his erstwhile business partner was sent to jail.
  3. In his bestseller, Mr Knight vividly captured the malevolence and deceit of his times.


  • Jim Christiansen: Carlisle Cooper's indelible images

    The portrait jumped out at you. It was large, 3 by 4 feet. An African leader, in full military regalia, with a chestful of (probably) self-awarded medals. Idi Amin, or some other tyrant. Bright, vivid colors, red and green. The dictator’s ego, his malevolence, shined through.
    on September 15, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star


  1. "Some of the stuff that is written is plain malevolence but some of it is so ridiculous that I have to admit it's funny," McCartney wrote.
    on Feb 7, 2005 By: Paul McCartney Source:

  2. "It was this man, Gerald R. Ford, who led our republic safely through a crisis that could have turned to catastrophe," Cheney said. "We will never know what further unravelings, what greater malevolence might have come in that time of furies...
    on Dec 31, 2006 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source:

  3. "There's always some short-term political gains to be made when it comes to speaking generally about the malevolence of taxation, but that's not what we've been hired on to do," McGuinty said when asked about the possibility Ignatieff might be...
    on Nov 26, 2009 By: Dalton McGuinty Source: Toronto Sun

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