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Synonyms for malevolent
məˈlɛv ə ləntmalev·o·lent

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  1. malevolentadjective

    Synonyms:
    malicious, evil

    Antonyms:
    benevolent

  2. malevolentadjective

    having or displaying ill will; wishing harm on others

    Synonyms:
    evil, malicious

    Antonyms:
    benevolent

  3. malevolentadjective

    having an evil or harmful influence

    Synonyms:
    evil, malicious

    Antonyms:
    benevolent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malevolentadjective

    wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred

    "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"

    Synonyms:
    evil, malefic, malign

    Antonyms:
    unmalicious, beneficent

  2. malefic, malevolent, malign, eviladjective

    having or exerting a malignant influence

    "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"

    Synonyms:
    evil, malefic, malign, vicious

    Antonyms:
    unmalicious, beneficent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. malevolentadjective

    Synonyms:
    malicious, malignant, spiteful, ill-disposed, ill-natured

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "malevolent":

    malicious, sleepless, evil

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How to use malevolent in a sentence?

  1. Joss Whedon:

    We’re talking about a malevolent force, we’re talking about a bad actor in both senses.

  2. Martin Prieb:

    The suggestion, implication, or even correlation that the FOP would in any way associate itself with a racist hate group is a sign of just how biased, malevolent, and extreme the media is in their antipathy toward the police, the FOP is the sworn enemy of black people, the sworn enemy of black people, RushsaidSaturday. The FOP has always taken the position that black people can be shot down in the street by members of the Chicago Police Department, and suffer no consequences.

  3. Kwon Ji-an:

    I'd gotten treatment out of desperation that I really wanted to live, i don't get hurt any more even though I see those malevolent online comments, but now is time to discuss it as a serious social issue.

  4. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly:

    The fact remains that we are not immune to terrorist threats and that our enemies often use our own freedoms and generosity against us, we cannot risk the prospect of malevolent actors using our immigration system to take American lives.

  5. Ben Domenechouted:

    The CCP is actively engaged in an effort to undermine our American way of life, … But China is doing this with the active cooperation of our fellow Americans. Their partners in this project aren't just malevolent spies manipulating doofus California congressmen. It's none other than our own cultural, business and academic elites who[m] they have bought and paid for a thousand times over. Our elites now operate hand-in-glove with the Communist Party of China, doing its bidding even when it harms the freedoms and rights that are the birthright of every American.


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