speak evil of


speak evil of
index derogate, malign, smear

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • speak evil of — To slander • • • Main Entry: ↑evil * * * slander it is a sin to speak evil of the king …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak evil of — ► speak evil of slander. Main Entry: ↑evil …   English terms dictionary

  • speak evil — index defame Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • speak evil of — speak badly about …   English contemporary dictionary

  • speak evil of — slander. → evil …   English new terms dictionary

  • do not speak evil of the dead — do not say bad things about someone who is dead …   English contemporary dictionary

  • evil — ► ADJECTIVE 1) deeply immoral and malevolent. 2) embodying or associated with the devil. 3) extremely unpleasant: an evil smell. ► NOUN 1) extreme wickedness and depravity, especially when regarded as a supernatural force. 2) something harmful or …   English terms dictionary

  • evil —   Loko ino, lawehala, ino.   Also: kaha ino, ho okūā ino. See ex., deliver, storm.    ♦ Evil hearted, na au ino, manawa ino, na au ke emoa, ōpū kekēue.    ♦ Overtaken by evil, pa uhia i ka ino.    ♦ To plot evil, kālai ino.    ♦ To speak evil of …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • evil — adj. & n. adj. 1 morally bad; wicked. 2 harmful or tending to harm, esp. intentionally or characteristically. 3 disagreeable or unpleasant (has an evil temper). 4 unlucky; causing misfortune (evil days). n. 1 an evil thing; an instance of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • evil — adjective 1》 extremely wicked and immoral.     ↘embodying or associated with the forces of the devil.     ↘harmful or tending to harm. 2》 extremely unpleasant: an evil smell. noun great wickedness and depravity, especially when regarded as a… …   English new terms dictionary

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