malveillant

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mal (well) +‎ veuillant (archaic present participle of vouloir; unrelated to veiller). Calque of Latin malevolēns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mal.vɛ.jɑ̃/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

malveillant (feminine singular malveillante, masculine plural malveillants, feminine plural malveillantes)

  1. malicious, malevolent
    Antonym: bienveillant

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