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 for malevolent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Malevolent \Ma*lev"o*lent\, a. [L. malevolens, -entis; male ill
     + volens, p. pr. of velle to be willing or disposed, to wish.
     See Malice, and Voluntary.]
     Wishing evil; disposed to injure others; rejoicing in
     another's misfortune.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Ill-disposed; envious; mischievous; evil-minded;
          spiteful; malicious; malignant; rancorous.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from
             intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old
             woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who
             were successful"
      2: having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars";
         "a malefic force" [syn: malefic, malevolent, malign,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "malevolent":
     acrid, antagonistic, antipathetic, bad, baleful, baneful,
     belligerent, bitchy, bitter, black, caustic, clashing, colliding,
     conflicting, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive,
     counterproductive, criminal, damaging, deadly, deleterious,
     despiteful, detrimental, disadvantageous, disserviceable,
     distressing, evil, evil-disposed, full of hate, harmful, hateful,
     hostile, hurtful, ill, ill-affected, ill-conditioned, ill-disposed,
     ill-intentioned, ill-natured, improper, inaccurate, inauspicious,
     inexpedient, inferior, injurious, invalid, lethal, malefic,
     maleficent, malicious, malign, malignant, mischievous, noisome,
     noxious, ominous, peccant, pernicious, poisonous, prejudicial,
     quarrelsome, rancorous, repugnant, scatheful, set against, sinful,
     sinister, sore, spiteful, toxic, unfavorable, unhealthy, unkind,
     unpleasant, unskillful, untoward, venenate, veneniferous, venenous,
     venomous, vicious, virulent, vitriolic, wicked, wrong

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