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Morally bad or wrong.
- "evil purposes"
- "an evil influence"
- "evil deeds"
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.
- "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly.
Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.
Malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula.
Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.
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.
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.
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.
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.