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Evil vs. Fiend

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Eviladjective

Intending to harm; malevolent.

‘an evil plot to kill innocent people’;

Fiendnoun

A devil or demon; a malignant or diabolical being; an evil spirit.

Eviladjective

Morally corrupt.

‘Do you think that companies that engage in animal testing are evil?’;

Fiendnoun

A very evil person.

Eviladjective

Unpleasant, foul (of odour, taste, mood, weather, etc.).

Fiendnoun

(obsolete) An enemy; a foe.

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Eviladjective

Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous.

Fiendnoun

The enemy of mankind, specifically, the Devil; Satan.

Eviladjective

(obsolete) Having harmful qualities; not good; worthless or deleterious.

‘an evil beast; an evil plant; an evil crop’;

Fiendnoun

(informal) An addict or fanatic.

‘He's been a jazz fiend since his teenage years.’;

Eviladjective

undesirable; harmful; bad practice

‘Global variables are evil; storing processing context in object member variables allows those objects to be reused in a much more flexible way.’;

Fiendverb

To yearn; to be desperate (for something).

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Evilnoun

Moral badness; wickedness; malevolence; the forces or behaviors that are the opposite or enemy of good.

‘The evils of society include murder and theft.’; ‘Evil lacks spirituality, hence its need for mind control.’;

Fiendnoun

An implacable or malicious foe; one who is diabolically wicked or cruel; an infernal being; - applied specifically to the devil or a demon.

‘Into this wild abyss the wary fiendStood on the brink of Hell and looked a while.’; ‘O woman! woman! when to ill thy mindIs bent, all hell contains no fouler fiend.’;

Evilnoun

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.

Fiendnoun

a cruel wicked and inhuman person

Evilnoun

(obsolete) A malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil (scrofula).

Fiendnoun

one of the evil spirits of traditional Jewish and Christian belief

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Eviladjective

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.

‘A good tree can not bring forth evil fruit.’;

Fiendnoun

a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause);

‘A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject’;

Eviladjective

Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.

‘Ah, what a sign it is of evil life,When death's approach is seen so terrible.’;

Eviladjective

Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous; as, evil tidings; evil arrows; evil days.

‘Because he hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel.’; ‘The owl shrieked at thy birth - an evil sign.’; ‘Evil news rides post, while good news baits.’; ‘It almost led him to believe in the evil eye.’;

Evilnoun

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.

‘Evils which our own misdeeds have wrought.’; ‘The evil that men do lives after them.’;

Evilnoun

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.

‘The heart of the sons of men is full of evil.’;

Evilnoun

malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil, the scrofula.

‘He [Edward the Confessor] was the first that touched for the evil.’;

Eviladverb

In an evil manner; not well; ill; badly; unhappily; injuriously; unkindly.

‘It went evil with his house.’; ‘The Egyptians evil entreated us, and affected us.’;

Evilnoun

morally objectionable behavior

Evilnoun

that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune;

‘the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones’;

Evilnoun

the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice;

‘attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world’;

Eviladjective

morally bad or wrong;

‘evil purposes’; ‘an evil influence’; ‘evil deeds’;

Eviladjective

having the nature of vice

Eviladjective

tending to cause great harm

Eviladjective

having or exerting a malignant influence;

‘malevolent stars’; ‘a malefic force’;

Evil

Evil, in a general sense, is defined by what it is not—the opposite or absence of good. It can be an extremely broad concept, although in everyday usage it is often more narrowly used to talk about profound wickedness.

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