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  • evil-minded — evil mindedly, adv. evil mindedness, n. /ee veuhl muyn did/, adj. 1. having an evil disposition or harmful, malicious intentions. 2. disposed to construe words, phrases, etc., in a lascivious, lewd manner; salacious. [1525 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • evil — evilly, adv. evilness, n. /ee veuhl/, adj. 1. morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked: evil deeds; an evil life. 2. harmful; injurious: evil laws. 3. characterized or accompanied by misfortune or suffering; unfortunate; disastrous: to be fallen on… …   Universalium

  • evil — e•vil [[t]ˈi vəl[/t]] adj. 1) morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked: evil deeds; an evil life[/ex] 2) harmful; injurious: evil laws[/ex] 3) characterized or accompanied by misfortune or suffering; unfortunate; disastrous: to fall on evil… …   From formal English to slang

  • evil-minded — adjective Date: 1531 having an evil disposition or evil thoughts • evil mindedly adverb • evil mindedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disposition —    Ano, loko, manawa, na au, ōpū.   See honey creeper, salt.    ♦ Sour disposition, na au awa awa, awa awahia, loko li u, ke emoa, malaia, mālailena, na ina i.    ♦ Evil disposition, mākonā, manawa ino, ōpū kekene.    ♦ Good disposition,… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • evil eye — Synonyms and related words: Jonah, anathema, bad blood, bad influence, bad temper, bad will, ban, bedroom eyes, blasphemy, blighting glance, cantrip, charm, come hither look, commination, curse, damnation, denunciation, enchantment, evil… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • evil-minded — having an evil disposition, malignant, wicked …   English contemporary dictionary

  • evil-minded — e′vil mind′ed adj. having an evil disposition or malicious intentions • Etymology: 1525–35 e′vil mind′ed•ly, adv. e′vil mind′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Evil — • In a large sense, described as the sum of the opposition, which experience shows to exist in the universe, to the desires and needs of individuals; whence arises, among humans beings at least, the sufferings in which life abounds Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • disposition — 1 *disposal Analogous words: administering or administration, dispensing or dispensation (see corresponding verbs at ADMINISTER): management, direction, controlling or control, conducting or conduct (see corresponding verbs at CONDUCT):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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