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evil

[AS. yfel]
An infrequently used term for disease or illness.
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Dixon deliberately introduces characters through physical descriptions that then become the visual markers of their innate goodness or evilness.
3) Passive princesses turn into questioning heroines and the evilness of witches and/or stepmothers suddenly appears in a different light.
We may also obviously adopt a theoretical attitude in relationship to any such fields and, in the case of morality, an ethical theory on the moral kindness or evilness of any particular human action.
There are, however, times when Fryer's hand gets a little heavy with the white characters, particularly Conrad's evil brother Rafe, whose evilness is telling enough without any enhancement.
Tracy); it befuddles the male characters; and it visibly unnerves the jealous, manipulative, and calculating Isabelle Tracy, whose evilness Collins suggests in her initial figuring of Isabelle's "antipathy" (Curse 54).
And out of this profound and loving understanding of the inherent evilness of the body, the church came up with the idea of celibacy.
In other words, there is a rate of exchange between height in the hierarchy and evilness of the deeds.
The left's obsession with America's allegedly unique evilness, and in particular with real or imagined racism, has prompted a fully justified backlash.
Hank has already killed this true villain, his evilness affirmed by his having murdered the sheriff in cold blood, just as Hank had predicted he would.
Wells is also clear about the evilness of the Neanderthals.
But then I realized that the evilness of this man (Saddam Hussein) had to be stopped.