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malevolence

Noun

1 wishing evil to others [syn: malignity] [ant: benevolence]
2 the quality of threatening evil [syn: malevolency, malice]

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Etymology

From the malevolentia, derived from malēvolens (malevolent).

Noun

  1. Hostile attitude or feeling.
    To show someone malevolence.
    He said it with malevolence.
  2. Behavior exhibiting a hostile attitude.

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