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WordmeaningMalevolent (ma-lev-o-lent) An adjective which originates from approximately 1509 deriving from the Latin “malevolent” or “malevolens” which translates to “male badly,” “wishing,” or “willing.” The meaning is showing, having, intending or producing an intensive ill will, hatred, evil, harm or spite toward another.
Ex. The evil queen in many fairy tales often possesses a malevolent agenda toward the protagonist.