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ma·lev·o·lent  audio  (m-lv-lnt) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious.
  2. Having an evil or harmful influence: malevolent stars.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin malevolns, malevolent- ; see malevolence

OTHER FORMS:
ma·levo·lent·ly(Adverb)


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