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Malevolent

Malevolent
Wishing evil; disposed to injure others; rejoicing in another’s misfortune.
Synonym: ill-disposed, envious, mischievous, evil-minded, spiteful, malicious, malignant, rancorous.
Origin: L. Malevolens, -entis; male ill – volens, p. Pr. Of velle to be willing or disposed, to wish. See malice, and voluntary.


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