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How to use malevolent in a sentence

It sent a shiver through me, and even old Piegan stood aghast at the malevolent determination of the man.

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Suddenly it seemed a malevolent place, oppressive, threatening, grim in spite of its beauty.

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WORDS RELATED TO MALEVOLENT

catty

adjectivenasty, malicious

cruel

adjectivevicious, pitiless; causing pain

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Example sentences of the word malevolent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Black magic is a practice that draws on malevolent powers to cause harm.

2. Adjective
Others fear cloning will upset the natural course of evolution or be misused by malevolent people.

Quotes containing the word malevolent


1. The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

2. Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
- Epicurus

3. Hash, x. There is no definition for this word - nobody knows what hash is.Famous, adj. Conspicuously miserable.Dictionary, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

2. malevolent

adjective. ['məˈlɛvələnt'] wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred.

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The Russian's face lighted to a sinister gleam of malevolentsatisfaction as he stooped and felt beneath the table top.

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No foot-mark showed a trace of its nature, and only the overhanging branch of the enormous ginko tree suggested how it might have come and gone; but of its malevolentstrength there was ample evidence in the condition of our stores.

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'Gender,' suggested Mr Squeers, regarding the spectators with a malevolenteye--literally A malevolenteye.

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Don Quixote offered to mount guard over the castle lest they should be attacked by some giant or other malevolentscoundrel, covetous of the great treasure of beauty the castle contained.

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Seeing him, Kutuzov's malevolentand caustic expression softened, as if admitting that what was being done was not his adjutant's fault, and still not answering the Austrian adjutant, he addressed Bolkonski.

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The grim old man of Torn had sat motionless throughout this indictment, his face, somewhat pale, was drawn into lines of malevolenthatred and rage, but he permitted Father Claude to finish without interruption.

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Lagman rebuked Go for his 'unparliamentary language and malevolentinnuendoes' during the latter's privilege speech on Tuesday, when the neophyte senator slammed the opposition congressman for casting doubt on the legality of funds used in the Malasakit facilities.

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Who was Veronique, whose malevolentpresence is said to haunt the creaking house, and why was her family so hated?

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Aided by a local villager called Frenchie (Jonas Bloquet), Father Burke and Sister Irene unearth the order's dark secrets and confront a malevolentforce that lurks in the shadows, waiting to pounce on unsuspecting victims.

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Synopsis: Bringing forth the spirits, touching on near-death experiences and parallel universes, and presenting the full range of ghostly manifestations, "Haunted: MalevolentGhosts, Night Terrors, and Threatening Phantoms" pulls back the curtains on the hidden and frightening world of supernatural spirits, malevolentphantoms, menacing beings, paranormal encounters, spectral apparitions, threatening poltergeists, and sinister hauntings.

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Malevolent synonyms

spiteful

The definition of spiteful is someone who purposely does harm to another.

mean

(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:

evil

Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous:

vicious

The definition of vicious is someone or something that is especially cruel, harsh or violent, especially when the unkindness is done intentionally.

malefic

Having or exerting a malignant influence.

malicious

Having the nature of or resulting from malice; deliberately harmful; spiteful:

malignant

The definition of malignant is something evil or intending harm, a tumor that is spreading, or a disease that is invasive.

black

Served without milk or cream:

wicked(related)

Morally bad or wrong; acting or done with evil intent; depraved

kind(antonym)

(Archaic) Loving; affectionate

harmless(antonym)

Of or relating to an error in a trial that would not change the outcome and therefore does not call for a reversal of the case on appeal.

nasty

The definition of nasty is something that is very dirty, unpleasant or offensive.

bitchy

In a bad mood; irritable or cranky.

attitude(related)

Characterized by intense ill will or spite

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Synonym malevolent

Frequently Asked Questions About malevolence

How does the noun malevolence differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of malevolence are grudge, ill will, malice, malignity, spite, and spleen. While all these words mean "the desire to see another experience pain, injury, or distress," malevolence suggests a bitter persistent hatred that is likely to be expressed in malicious conduct.

a look of dark malevolence

When is grudge a more appropriate choice than malevolence?

While in some cases nearly identical to malevolence, grudge implies a harbored feeling of resentment or ill will that seeks satisfaction.

never one to harbor a grudge

When would ill will be a good substitute for malevolence?

The words ill will and malevolence are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, ill will implies a feeling of antipathy of limited duration.

ill will provoked by a careless remark

When is it sensible to use malice instead of malevolence?

While the synonyms malice and malevolence are close in meaning, malice implies a deep-seated often unexplainable desire to see another suffer.

felt no malice toward their former enemies

When could malignity be used to replace malevolence?

The meanings of malignity and malevolence largely overlap; however, malignity implies deep passion and relentlessness.

a life consumed by motiveless malignity

Where would spite be a reasonable alternative to malevolence?

In some situations, the words spite and malevolence are roughly equivalent. However, spite implies petty feelings of envy and resentment that are often expressed in small harassments.

petty insults inspired by spite

When might spleen be a better fit than malevolence?

The synonyms spleen and malevolence are sometimes interchangeable, but spleen suggests the wrathful release of latent spite or persistent malice.

venting his spleen against politicians

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Galina looked up, in front of her stood. An Armenian slightly above average height, rather dense, but not fat, not lightly shaved, which gave his handsome face a certain charm, he looked about 40 years old. After not thinking much, the woman decided, why not.



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