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Wicked vs. Evil

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Wickedadjective

Evil or mischievous by nature.

Eviladjective

Intending to harm; malevolent.

‘an evil plot to kill innocent people’;

Wickedadjective

(slang) Excellent; awesome; masterful.

‘That was a wicked guitar solo, bro!’;

Eviladjective

Morally corrupt.

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

Wickedadjective

Having a wick.

‘a two-wicked lamp’;

Eviladjective

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

Wickedadjective

Active; brisk.

Eviladjective

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

Wickedadjective

(Alternative form of) wick (Etymology 3 Adjective), as applying to inanimate objects only.

Eviladjective

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

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

Wickedadjective

Infested with maggots.

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.’;

Wickedadverb

Very, extremely.

‘The band we went to see the other night was wicked loud!’;

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.’;

Wickednoun

People who are wicked.

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.

Wickedverb

simple past tense and past participle of wick

Evilnoun

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

Wickedadjective

Having a wick; - used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp.

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.’;

Wickedadjective

Evil in principle or practice; deviating from morality; contrary to the moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin; sinful; immoral; profligate; - said of persons and things; as, a wicked king; a wicked woman; a wicked deed; wicked designs.

‘Hence, then, and evil go with thee along,Thy offspring, to the place of evil, hell,Thou and thy wicked crew!’; ‘Never, never, wicked man was wise.’;

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.’;

Wickedadjective

Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous.

‘This were a wicked way, but whoso had a guide.’;

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.’;

Wickedadjective

Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish.

‘Pen looked uncommonly wicked.’;

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.’;

Wickedadjective

morally bad in principle or practice

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.’;

Wickedadjective

having committed unrighteous acts;

‘a sinful person’;

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.’;

Wickedadjective

intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality;

‘severe pain’; ‘a severe case of flu’; ‘a terrible cough’; ‘under wicked fire from the enemy's guns’; ‘a wicked cough’;

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.’;

Wickedadjective

morally bad or wrong;

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

Evilnoun

morally objectionable behavior

Wickedadjective

highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust;

‘a disgusting smell’; ‘distasteful language’; ‘a loathsome disease’; ‘the idea of eating meat is repellent to me’; ‘revolting food’; ‘a wicked stench’;

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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