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malevolent

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having or showing a desire to cause someone pain or suffering for the sheer enjoyment of it
  • the novel grossly oversimplified the conflict as a struggle between relentlessly malevolent villains on one side and faultless saints on the other

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“Malevolent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/malevolent. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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