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Definitions of evil

  1. having the nature of vice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. morally objectionable behavior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; "the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. tending to cause great harm Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Having qualities tending to injury and mischief; having a nature or properties which tend to badness; mischievous; not good; worthless or deleterious; poor; as, an evil beast; and evil plant; an evil crop. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Moral badness, or the deviation of a moral being from the principles of virtue imposed by conscience, or by the will of the Supreme Being, or by the principles of a lawful human authority; disposition to do wrong; moral offence; wickedness; depravity. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A chronic skin affection terminating in an ulcer, most commonly of the face. It is endemic along the Mediterranean, and is probably due to a specific bacillus. Called also Aleppo ulcer, Biskara boil, Delhi boil, Oriental sore, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm; - opposed to good. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Morally bad; wicked; sinful; hurtful; disastrous; of ill repute; worthless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Badly; harmfully. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Conduct showing harmful intention or purpose; something that injures; sin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Evilly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Wicked: mischievous: unfortunate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. In an evil manner: badly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. That which produces unhappiness or calamity: harm: wickedness: depravity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Badly; hurtfully. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Wicked; bad. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Wickedness; harm. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. Morally bad; wicked; injurious; calamitous; sorrowful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Wicked conduct; moral depravity; affliction; calamity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. In an evil manner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Having physical or moral qualities that are bad in themselves and are productive of mischief; fraught with evil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. In an evil manner; ill; injurious. The Evil one, the devil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. That which, whether physical or moral, is both bad in itself and mischievous in its consequences; a malady. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Ill; wicked; vicious; having bad qualities of any kind; injurious; unfortunate; unkind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. Wickedness; misfortune; calamity; the reverse of good; suffering; that which produces pain; any transgression of the moral law; sin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm; -- opposed to good. mso.anu.edu.au
  35. [=e]'vl, adj. wicked: mischievous: disagreeable: unfortunate.--adv. in an evil manner: badly.--n. that which produces unhappiness or calamity: harm: wickedness: depravity: sin.--ns. E'VIL-DO'ER, one who does evil; E'VIL-EYE, a supposed power to cause evil or harm by the look of the eye.--adj. E'VIL-F[=A]'VOURED, having a repulsive appearance: ugly.--n. E'VIL-F[=A]'VOUREDNESS (B.), ugliness: deformity.--adv. E'VILLY, in an evil manner: not well.--adj. E'VIL-MIND'ED, inclined to evil: malicious: wicked.--ns. E'VILNESS, state of being evil: wickedness; E'VIL-SPEAK'ING, the speaking of evil: slander.--adj. E'VIL-STARRED (Tenn.), born under the influence of an unpropitious star, unfortunate.--n. E'VIL-WORK'ER, one who works or does evil.--THE EVIL ONE, the devil.--SPEAK EVIL OF, to slander. [A.S. yfel; Dut. euvel; Ger. übel. Ill is a doublet.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. Bad, harmful; the English One, the Devil; of e. (bad) repute, an e. (slanderous) tongue; e. eye, malicious look, pop. believed to do material harm; (n.) e. thing, sin, harm; e.-doer; Aleppo e., a disease of boils; =KING\'s e.; (adv.) in e. manner, as speak e. of, (bibl.) e. entreat, e. -disposed. Hence evilly adv. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. A popular term for certain diseases. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. n. Ill; wrong; sin;— that which causes pain, suffering, or other distress; misfortune; mischief; injury;—state of being morally bad; wickedness; depravity; sinful disposition;— a malady; a disease. Cabinet Dictionary
  39. adv. In an evil manner; unjustly; injuriously; ill. Cabinet Dictionary
  40. Having bad qualities of any kind; wicked, corrupt; miserable; mischievous, destructive. Complete Dictionary
  41. Wickedness, a crime; injury, mischief; malignity, corruption; misfortune, calamity; malady, disease. Complete Dictionary
  42. Not well in whatever respect; injuriously, not kindly. Complete Dictionary

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