evilness

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From Middle English yvelnes, from Old English yfelnyss; equivalent to evil +‎ -ness.

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evilness (countable and uncountable, plural evilnesses)

  1. The quality or state of being evil.
    • 1808, Legh Richmond, The Fathers of the English Church:
      [] they lament the evilness and malice of evil men, and pray God for the evil, that he will convert them from their evilness and malice, and so make them good of evil men.

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