Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Is that disposition of mind which inclines us to wish ill to any person. It discovers itself in frowns and a lowering countenance; in uncharitableness, in evil sentiments; hard speeches to or of its object; in cursing and reviling; and doing mischief either with open violence or secret spite, as far as there is power.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Malevolence'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/m/malevolence.html. 1802.