Malevolent vs Hateful - What's the difference?

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Malevolent is a related term of hateful.


As adjectives the difference between malevolent and hateful

is that malevolent is having or displaying ill will; wishing harm on others while hateful is evoking a feeling of hatred.

malevolent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • having or displaying ill will; wishing harm on others
  • having an evil or harmful influence
  • Synonyms

    * evil * malicious * See also

    Antonyms

    * benevolent

    hateful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * hatefull

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Evoking a feeling of hatred.
  • Dislikeable.
  • Full of hatred.
  • Derived terms

    * hatefully * hatefulness

    Antonyms

    * loveful