Malevolence is a nasty, wicked, evil quality. When you're full of malevolence, you wish harm on others.
Translated from the Latin, malevolence means to wish for bad things — to have ill will. What sets malevolence apart from other kinds of hatefulness is that it implies a deliberate wish for evil. A small child might be mean out of anger or spite, but probably not out of malevolence. Malevolence requires more thought: it's a deeper, more profound kind of badness often associated with devils and villains.
n wishing evil to others
disposition to do good
doing or causing evil
malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom
feeling a need to see others suffer
a malevolent desire for revenge
n the quality of threatening evil
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bitchiness, cattiness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness
malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
cruelness, cruelty, harshness
the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
the quality of being deliberately mean
brutality, ferociousness, savagery, viciousness
the trait of extreme cruelty
cruelty evidence by a capability to commit murder