malevolent malevolent  /mə ˈlɛ və lənt/


  1. (adj) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
  2. (adj) having or exerting a malignant influence


Derived Word(s)


  1. According to Haitian belief, a zombie is an individual who has been "killed" and then raised from the dead by malevolent voodoo priests known as "bocors.
  2. There is a dark, malevolent side to Steven's personality that makes me uncomfortable.


  1. Darrell Issa's Surprising Compromise to Fix the Post Office

    Postal worker unions and their mostly Democratic allies in Congress sometimes portray Darrell Issa as a malevolent figure bent on destroying the U.S. Postal Service.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek

  2. An innocent man

    Is the malevolent spirit of the Salem witch hunts and the Spanish Inquisition alive and prevalent in
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The San Luis Obispo Tribune

  3. Titanfall's contrast between agility and agitation

    There is a stark contrast between pilots and titans in Titanfall , the new multiplayer-centric shooter from Respawn Entertainment. As a footsoldier, players are mice - hard to hit and scurrying from one crumbled hovel to the next. The titans stand tall, lumbering death dealers in a constant sense of agitation, ever at the ready and percolating with malevolent intent. It makes for a very ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Joystiq


  1. "Somebody deliberately put the tritiated water vials into a drinking water cooler. Therefore, we are investigating who is behind the malevolent act," Mr Kakodkar said.
    on Nov 29, 2009 By: Anil Kakodkar Source: Economic Times

  2. "The chance to create my very own comic, and a horror/thriller at that, is like a very fun nightmare come true," said Hewitt. "I've always been fascinated by the notion that an inanimate object can hold as much malevolent energy as a human...
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Jennifer Love Hewitt Source:

  3. "The consistency between Gordon Gekko and Michael Douglas was in their charisma and passion," says Stone, "except that Gekko's motives were malevolent. But both are survivors -- men who find a way to succeed, who have willed themselves to...
    on Jun 9, 2009 By: Oliver Stone Source: Variety

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /