noun Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being malevolent 2. malevolent behavior Synonyms: see malice

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  • malevolence — /meuh lev euh leuhns/, n. the quality, state, or feeling of being malevolent; ill will; malice; hatred. [1425 75; < L malevolentia (see MALEVOLENT, ENCE); r. late ME malivolence < MF < L as above] Syn. maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, grudge,… …   Universalium

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