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evil

Roget category 619

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.1. Volition in general
›› 5.1.3. Objects of volition

#619. Evil

noun

evil, ill, harm, hurt.
, mischief, nuisancemachinations of the devil, Pandora's box, ills that flesh is heir to.
blow, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, wound, gash, mutilationmortal blow, woundimmedicabile vulnus [Lat.]damage, loss etc. (deterioration) 659.
disadvantage, prejudice, drawback.
disaster, accident, casualtymishap etc. (misfortune) 735bad job, devil to paycalamity, bale, catastrophe, tragedyruin etc. (destruction) 162adversity etc. 735.
mental suffering etc. 828.
demon etc. 980.
(Evil spirit) bane, etc. 663 (cause of evil). badness, etc. 649 (Production of Evil); painfulness, etc. 830evil doer, etc. 913.
outrage, wrong, injury, foul playbad turn, ill turndisservice, spoliation etc. 791grievance, crying evil.

verb

be in trouble etc. (adversity) 735.

adjective

disastrous, bad etc. 649awry, out of jointdisadvantageous.

adverb

amis [Fr.], wrong, ill, to one's cost

phrase

moving accidents by flood and field" [Othello].



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