Malevolently



[muh-lev-uh-luh nt] /məˈlɛv ə lənt/

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.
/məˈlɛvələnt/
adjective
1.
wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; malicious
2.
(astrology) having an evil influence
adj.

c.1500, from Middle French malivolent and directly from Latin malevolentem (nominative malevolens) “ill-disposed, spiteful, envious,” from male “badly” (see mal-) + volentem (nominative volens), present participle of velle “to wish” (see will (v.)). Related: Malevolently.

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