from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or state of being malevolent.
- n. Malicious behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Hostile attitude or feeling.
- n. Behavior exhibiting a hostile attitude.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being malevolent; evil disposition toward another; inclination to injure others; ill will. See Synonym of malice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being malevolent or ill-disposed; ill-will; personal hatred; enmity of heart; inclination to injure others.
- n. That which is done from ill-will; an act of ill-will.
- n. Synonyms Ill-will, Enmity, etc. See animosity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of threatening evil
- n. wishing evil to others
The equivalent of epichairekakia in Latin is malevolentia (like the English word 'malevolence'), according to blogger Michael Gilleland.
All of their will and malevolence is bent on achieving this one thing.
One can also imagine, if one has a sufficiently robust belief in American malevolence, that the prisoners are in reality innocent victims subjected to torture.
Instead, it was a knowing, unpleasant thing, an expression of malevolence.
There have been no films, however, about the Columbia murder, which is, quite frankly, bullshit, because whatever the 1944 killing of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr lacks in malevolence, it more than makes up for in sordidness and famous people.
Bracy, forewarned by his dream of a concealed serpent strangling a dove, suspects that some malevolence is afoot without tracing it immediately to Geraldine's presence.
With a malevolence which is without parallel in history, he would work all day, and then sit up nights, and let on to be studying algebra by the light of a smoldering fire, so that all other boys might have to do that also, or else have Benjamin Franklin thrown up to them.
I dwelled upon the idea fiercely; and presently slipped on, in a kind of malevolence, to consider how very poorly they were likely to fare when Davie Balfour was no longer by to be their milk-cow; at which, to my very own great surprise, the disposition of my mind turned bottom up.
I dwelled upon the idea fiercely; and presently slipped on, in a kind of malevolence, to consider how very poorly they were like to fare when Davie Balfour was no longer by to be their milk-cow; at which, to my own very great surprise, the disposition of my mind turned bottom up.
David Balfour, Second Part Being Memoirs Of His Adventures At Home And Abroad, The Second Part: In Which Are Set Forth His Misfortunes Anent The Appin Murder; His Troubles With Lord Advocate Grant; Captivity On The Bass Rock; Journey Into Holland And France; And Singular Relations With James More Drummond Or Macgregor, A Son Of The Notorious Rob Roy, And His Daughter Catriona
In Jerome's, well, I can't ascribe it to any kind of malevolence or cowardice.
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