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malevolence

noun ma·lev·o·lence \mə-ˈle-və-lən(t)s\

Definition of MALEVOLENCE

1
:  the quality or state of being malevolent
2
:  malevolent behavior

Examples of MALEVOLENCE

  1. <only mindless malevolence would explain this cruel vandalism>

First Known Use of MALEVOLENCE

15th century

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