Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: malevolent
IPA transcription: [məl'ɛvələnt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: malefic, malevolent, malign, evil
    Meaning: having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
  • Synonyms: malevolent
    Meaning: wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"
Usage examples
  • A faint smile touched the Rat's malevolent features.
  • The Guide said: "Now perforce must turn aside Our way a little, even to that beast Malevolent, that yonder coucheth him."
  • This matter cuts very deep, and though I have not finally made up my mind whether it is a benevolent or a malevolent agency which is in touch with us, I am conscious always of power and design.
  • Don Quixote and Sancho were overwhelmed with amazement, and the bystanders lost in astonishment, while the Trifaldi went on to say: "Thus did that malevolent villain Malambruno punish us, covering the tenderness and softness of our faces with these rough bristles!