malevolent

[muh-lev-uh-luhnt]
adjective
1.
wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious: His failures made him malevolent toward those who were successful.
2.
evil; harmful; injurious: a malevolent inclination to destroy the happiness of others.
3.
Astrology. evil or malign in influence.

Origin:
1500–10; < Latin malevolent- (stem of malevolēns) ill-disposed, spiteful, equivalent to male- male- + volent- (stem of volēns), present participle of velle to want, wish for, desire (see will1, -ent)

malevolently, adverb
unmalevolent, adjective
unmalevolently, adverb

maleficent, malevolent.
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malevolent (məˈlɛvələnt)
 
adj
1.  wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; malicious
2.  astrology having an evil influence
 
[C16: from Latin malevolens, from male ill + volens, present participle of velle to wish]
 
ma'levolence
 
n
 
ma'levolently
 
adv

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malevolent
c.1500, from O.Fr. malivolent, from L. malevolentem (nom. malevolens) "ill-disposed, envious," from male "badly" + volentem (nom. volens), prp. of velle "to wish" (see will (v.)). Related: Malevolently.
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Instead it meddles, often malevolently, with its neighbours.
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