Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 907. Malevolence.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
2. Diffusive Sympathetic Affections
907. Malevolence.
NOUN:MALEVOLENCE, bad intent, bad intention, unkindness, diskindness [obs.]; ill-nature, ill-will, ill-blood, bad blood; enmity [See Enmity]; hate [See Hate]; malice, - prepense, - aforethought; malignance, malignancy, malignity; maliciousness &c. adj.; spite, despite; resentment [See Resentment].
  uncharitableness &c. adj.; incompassion [rare], incompassionateness [rare] [See Pity]a; gall, venom, rancor, rankling, virulence, mordacity, acerbity; churlishness (discourtesy) [See Discourtesy]; hardness of heart, heart of stone, obduracy; evil eye, cloven -foot, - hoof.
  ill turn, bad turn; affront (disrespect) [See Disrespect]; bigotry, intolerance, tender mercies [ironical]; “unkindest cut of all” [Julius Cæsar].
  CRUELTY, cruelness &c. adj.; brutality, savagery, ferity, ferocity; outrage, atrocity, ill-usage, persecution; barbarity, inhumanity, immanity [obs.], truculence, ruffianism; Inquisition, torture, vivisection.
VERB:BE MALEVOLENT &c. adj.; bear -, harbor- -spleen, - a grudge, - malice; betray -, show- the cloven foot; hurt &c. (physical pain) [See Physical Pain]; annoy [See Painfulness]; injure, harm, wrong; do harm to, do an ill office to; outrage; disoblige, malign, plant a thorn in the breast; turn and rend one.
  molest, worry, harass, haunt, harry, bait, tease; throw stones at; play the devil with; hunt down, dragoon, hound; persecute, oppress, grind, maltreat, ill-treat, ill-use, misuse.
  wreak one’s malice on, do one’s worst, break a butterfly on the wheel; dip -, imbrue- one’s hands in blood; show no quarter, have no mercy 914a..html">]
ADJECTIVE:MALEVOLENT, unbenevolent, unbenign; ill-disposed, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, ill-conditioned, ill-contrived; evil-minded, evil-disposed, black-browed; malicious, malign, malignant; rancorous, spiteful, despiteful, treacherous, mordacious, caustic, bitter, envenomed, acrimonious, virulent; unamiable, uncharitable; maleficent, venomous, grinding, galling.
  harsh, disobliging, unkind, unfriendly, ungracious, inofficious [obs.], invidious; churlish (uncourteous) [See Discourtesy]; surly, sullen [See Sullenness]
  COLD-BLOODED, cold-hearted; black-hearted, hard-hearted, flint-hearted, marble-hearted, stony-hearted, hard of heart, cold, unnatural; ruthless (unmerciful) [See Pity]a; relentless (revengeful) [See Revenge].
  CRUEL, brutal, brutish, savage; savage as a -bear, - tiger; ferine, ferocious, feral, inhuman; barbarous, fell, untamed, tameless, truculent, incendiary; blood-thirsty (murderous) [See Killing]; atrocious; bloody-minded; fiendish, fiendlike; demoniac or demoniacal; diabolic or diabolical, devilish, infernal, hellish, Tartarean or Tartareous, Satanic.
ADVERB:MALEVOLENTLY &c. adj.; with bad intent &c. n.; with the ferocity of a tiger.
  1. Cruel as death.
  2. Hard unkindness’ alter’d eye.—Gray
  3. Homo homini lupus.—Plautus
  4. Mala mens malus animus.—Terence
  5. Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.—Hamlet
  6. Sharp-tooth’d unkindness.—Lear



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