Definition of malevolence in US English:



  • The state or condition of being malevolent.

    ‘his eyes were glowing with malevolence’
    • ‘This takes Kerry several steps past merely being a sore loser, and into spiteful malevolence.’
    • ‘They have malevolence in their darkest thoughts.’
    • ‘A plan formulated inside his mind and his eyes filled with hatred and malevolence.’
    • ‘You know nothing of love, since all you promote is hatred and malevolence.’
    • ‘No cache of arms has been found, no plans for future malevolence.’
    malice, spite, spitefulness, hostility, hatred, hate, ill will, bitterness, enmity, ill feeling, balefulness, venom, rancour, maliciousness, malignance, malignity, ill nature, vindictiveness, viciousness, revengefulness, vengefulness, cruelty, nastiness, unfriendliness
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