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OTHER WORDS FROM malevolentma·lev·o·lent·ly, adverbun·ma·lev·o·lent, adjectiveun·ma·lev·o·lent·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH malevolentmaleficent, malevolent
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How to use malevolent in a sentence
In this 80-minute digital piece for Shakespeare Theatre Company, he shifts his gaze and protean talents to some of the best-known, most malevolent and sometimes loved characters in Shakespeare’s plays.For Patrick Page, it’s Shakespeare’s bad guys who steal the show|Peter Marks|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
We want the public to understand that he was not intentionally malevolent.Dustin Diamond, best known as Screech from ‘Saved By the Bell,’ dies at 44|Emily Yahr|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Fears of malevolent artificial intelligence plotting humanity’s downfall are a staple of science fiction.As Algorithms Take Over More of the Economy, We Should Cede Control (Very) Carefully|Edd Gent|December 1, 2020|Singularity Hub
We see it when any elite is able to get away with a malevolent act because elites protect each other.
But when the specious claims are directed at the parents of autistic children, the situation has gone from silly to malevolent.
Instead, it makes me appear capricious, malevolent and cruel.Pediatrician: Don’t Make Me the Bad Guy By Teasing Your Kid About Shots|Russell Saunders|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only malevolent presence in the house that night was a gang of snickering boys and one put-upon girlfriend.
As an African-American, I have experienced racism in all its malevolent forms.Christopher Darden Believes There May Be Justice Yet for Trayvon|Christopher A. Darden, Michele Noble|July 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It sent a shiver through me, and even old Piegan stood aghast at the malevolent determination of the man.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He was a man of learning and abilities, but a violent party writer, and a severe and malevolent critic.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Her disposition was sour and malevolent, despite its elegant veneer.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Suddenly it seemed a malevolent place, oppressive, threatening, grim in spite of its beauty.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Now was the opportunity to repay him for those malevolent letters.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)|Charles Morris