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  • Morally objectionable behavior.
  • 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
  • The quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice.
    • usage: "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"


  • Morally bad or wrong.
    • usage: "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
  • Having the nature of vice.
  • Having or exerting a malignant influence.
    • usage: "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
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