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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aleppo  boil  \A*lep"po  boil\,  button  \button\,  or  evil  \evil\  . 
  (Med.) 
  A  chronic  skin  affection  terminating  in  an  ulcer,  most 
  commonly  of  the  face.  It  is  endemic  along  the  Mediterranean, 
  and  is  probably  due  to  a  specific  bacillus.  Called  also 
  {Aleppo  ulcer},  {Biskara  boil},  {Delhi  boil},  {Oriental 
  sore},  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evil  \E"vil\  ([=e]"v'l)  n. 
  1.  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.  --Milton. 
 
  The  evil  that  men  do  lives  after  them  --Shak. 
 
  2.  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. 
  --Eccl.  ix  3. 
 
  3.  malady  or  disease;  especially  in  the  phrase  king's  evil, 
  the  scrofula.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  He  [Edward  the  Confessor]  was  the  first  that  touched 
  for  the  evil.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evil  \E*vil\a.  [OE.  evel,  evil,  ifel,  uvel,  AS  yfel;  akin  to 
  OFries  evel,  D.  euvel  OS  &  OHG.  ubil,  G.  ["u]bel,  Goth. 
  ubils  and  perh.  to  E.  over.] 
  1.  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.  --Matt. 
  vii.  18. 
 
  2.  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.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  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.  --Deut.  xxii. 
  19. 
 
  The  owl  shrieked  at  thy  birth  --  an  evil  sign. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Evil  news  rides  post  while  good  news  baits. 
  --Milton. 
 
  {Evil  eye},  an  eye  which  inflicts  injury  by  some  magical  or 
  fascinating  influence.  It  is  still  believed  by  the 
  ignorant  and  superstitious  that  some  persons  have  the 
  supernatural  power  of  injuring  by  a  look 
 
  It  almost  led  him  to  believe  in  the  evil  eye.  --J. 
  H.  Newman. 
 
  {Evil  speaking},  speaking  ill  of  others  calumny; 
  censoriousness. 
 
  {The  evil  one},  the  Devil;  Satan. 
 
  Note:  Evil  is  sometimes  written  as  the  first  part  of  a 
  compound  (with  or  without  a  hyphen).  In  many  cases  the 
  compounding  need  not  be  insisted  on  Examples:  Evil 
  doer  or  evildoer,  evil  speaking  or  evil-speaking,  evil 
  worker,  evil  wishing,  evil-hearted,  evil-minded. 
 
  Syn:  Mischieveous;  pernicious;  injurious;  hurtful; 
  destructive;  wicked;  sinful;  bad  corrupt;  perverse; 
  wrong  vicious;  calamitous. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evil  \E"vil\,  adv 
  In  an  evil  manner;  not  well  ill;  badly;  unhappily; 
  injuriously;  unkindly.  --Shak. 
 
  It  went  evil  with  his  house.  --1  Chron. 
  vii.  23. 
 
  The  Egyptians  evil  entreated  us  and  affected  us 
  --Deut.  xxvi. 
  6. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evil 
  adj  1:  morally  bad  or  wrong  "evil  purposes";  "an  evil  influence"; 
  "evil  deeds"  [syn:  {wicked}]  [ant:  {good}] 
  2:  having  the  nature  of  vice  [syn:  {depraved},  {vicious}] 
  3:  tending  to  cause  great  harm  [syn:  {harmful},  {injurious}] 
  4:  having  or  exerting  a  malignant  influence;  "malevolent 
  stars";  "a  malefic  force"  [syn:  {malefic},  {malevolent},  {malign}] 
  n  1:  morally  objectionable  behavior  [syn:  {immorality},  {wickedness}, 
  {iniquity}] 
  2:  that  which  causes  harm  or  destruction  or  misfortune:  "the 
  evil  that  men  do  lives  after  them  the  good  is  oft 
  interred  with  their  bones"-  Shakespeare 
  3:  the  quality  of  being  morally  wrong  in  principle  or  practice: 
  "attempts  to  explain  the  origin  of  evil  in  the  world" 
  [syn:  {evilness}]  [ant:  {good},  {good}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  evil  adj  As  used  by  hackers,  implies  that  some  system, 
  program,  person,  or  institution  is  sufficiently  maldesigned  as  to  be 
  not  worth  the  bother  of  dealing  with  Unlike  the  adjectives  in  the 
  {cretinous}/{losing}/{brain-damaged}  series,  `evil'  does  not  imply 
  incompetence  or  bad  design,  but  rather  a  set  of  goals  or  design  criteria 
  fatally  incompatible  with  the  speaker's.  This  usage  is  more  an  esthetic 
  and  engineering  judgment  than  a  moral  one  in  the  mainstream  sense 
  "We  thought  about  adding  a  {Blue  Glue}  interface  but  decided  it  was  too 
  evil  to  deal  with."  "{TECO}  is  neat,  but  it  can  be  pretty  evil  if  you're 
  prone  to  typos."  Often  pronounced  with  the  first  syllable  lengthened, 
  as  /eeee'vil/.  Compare  {evil  and  rude}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  evil 
 
  As  used  by  a  {hacker},  implies  that  some  system,  program, 
  person,  or  institution  is  sufficiently  maldesigned  as  to  be 
  not  worth  the  bother  of  dealing  with  Unlike  the  adjectives 
  in  the  cretinous,  {losing},  {brain-damaged}  series,  evil" 
  does  not  imply  incompetence  or  bad  design,  but  rather  a  set  of 
  goals  or  design  criteria  fatally  incompatible  with  the 
  speaker's.  This  usage  is  more  an  aesthetic  and  engineering 
  judgment  than  a  moral  one  in  the  mainstream  sense  "We 
  thought  about  adding  a  {Blue  Glue}  interface  but  decided  it 
  was  too  evil  to  deal  with."  "{TECO}  is  neat,  but  it  can  be 
  pretty  evil  if  you're  prone  to  typos."  Often  pronounced  with 
  the  first  syllable  lengthened,  as  /eeee'vil/. 
 
  Compare  {evil  and  rude}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-12) 
 
 




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