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Evil meaning

evil - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.
  3. 3. Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula.
  6. 6. In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Badly; hurtfully.
  10. 10. Wicked; bad.
  11. 11. Wickedness; harm.

evil - examples of usage

  1. One was a bad man, a man of evil life. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. " Evil news it is," he answered gravely, " for the friends of the great Captain." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. See, my son, think no evil of us; would we at one moment seek to harm and to help thee? - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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