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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmalevolentma‧lev‧o‧lent /məˈlevələnt/ adjective formal  BAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONSa malevolent person wants to harm other people syn evil opp benevolentmalevolent look/stare/smile etc He gave her a dark, malevolent look.malevolence noun [uncountable]malevolently adverb
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malevolentBurns and other officials said the issue is not whether Scientology is good or bad, benign or malevolent.Later, when my mind is rearranged, their expressions will come to seem contemptuous; even malevolent.Then you saw evil - soulless, malevolent evil.I have the feeling that all the malevolent forces in the world have turned on me.the story of a malevolent ghostWhat credence can we give to his story of some malevolent person waiting in a window alcove?Looking at the pompous, malevolent priest in his humiliation, Jane knew he would never forget what she had done.It seemed that a malevolent spirit was out to get me.malevolent look/stare/smile etcHe had a nervous twitch which jerked at a muscle at the corner of his thin-lipped mouth and a malevolent stare.The manikin threw a malevolent look at Corbett and fled into the darkness.But Theda stayed where she was by the door, meeting Araminta's malevolent stare with a fast-beating heart.
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