malevolence

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French malevolence, from Latin malevolentia ‎(malevolence), derived from malevolēns ‎(malevolent).

Noun[edit]

malevolence ‎(countable and uncountable, plural malevolences)

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

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