as an adjective, malevolent typically adjectivally modifies a noun to imply a malicious or evil intent. This attribute often ascribes qualities such as spite, meanness, or a desire to cause harm to someone or something.
rules and use cases involve being able to substitute it for other adjectival forms of evil, cruel, or malicious.
The malevolent nature of the creature was evident in its blood-red eyes.
His malevolent comments pierced through to my very core.
The malevolent energy that surged through the room was palpable.
common mistakes include confusing it with words like malignant, malicious, maleficent, or malevolence.