Definition of Evils

1. Noun. (plural of evil) ¹



2. Noun. (slang) the evil eye ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Evils

1. evil [n] - See also: evil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Evils

evil spirit
evil twin
evil twins
evildoer
evildoers
evildoing
evildoings
eviler
evilest
evill
eviller
evillest
evilly
evilness
evilnesses
evils (current term)
evince
evinced
evinces
evincible
evincing
evincive
evirate
evirated
evirates
evirating
eviration
eviscerate
eviscerated
eviscerates

Literary usage of Evils

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1. The Mediaeval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in by Henry Osborn Taylor (1919)
"But it is good that evils should come; for Augustine says in the Enchiridion: 'Although those things which are evils, in so far as they are evils, ..."

2. Housing Reform: A Hand-book for Practical Use in American Cities by Lawrence Veiller (1910)
"Rapidly from this point develop the evils of cellar dwellings, ... The causes for these evils are not to be found in any one thing but are to be traced ..."

3. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"tire evils. On the other hand, as to the evil of the offence, (Thee«i o» this will also, of course, be greater or less, accord- ] ing to the nature of each ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The really serious evils of India as felt by the masses are three in number. ... With the removal or diminution of these three evils, and a few adjustments ..."

5. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1872)
"that the book which did much to help out of the world LONDON : the social evils it pourtrayed, will probably preserve longest the picture of them as they ..."

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