evildoer - meaning and definition. What is evildoer
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What (who) is evildoer - definition

Evilness; Concept of evil; Evildoers; Evil doers; Evil purpose; Evildoer; Evil Doer; User:Hahnchen/E; Evil people; Dark-hearted; Evildoing; Evil doing; Evils; Bad (ethics); Nature of evil; Evildoings
  • The [[devil]], in opposition to the will of God, represents evil and tempts Christ, the personification of the character and will of God. [[Ary Scheffer]], 1854.
  • Sendan Kendatsuba, one of the eight guardians of [[Buddhist law]], banishing evil in one of the five paintings of ''[[Extermination of Evil]]''.
  • ''[[Extermination of Evil]]'', The God of Heavenly Punishment, from the Chinese tradition of [[yin and yang]]. Late [[Heian period]] (12th-century Japan).

also evil-doer (evildoers)
If you describe someone as an evildoer, you mean that they are wicked, and that they deliberately cause harm or suffering to others. (LITERARY or OLD-FASHIONED)
adj. evil to + inf. (it is evil to kill)
1) to do evil
2) to root out evil
3) an unmitigated; necessary evil
4) (misc.) the lesser of two evils
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)



Evil, in a general sense, is defined as the opposite or absence of good. It can be an extremely broad concept, although in everyday usage it is often more narrowly used to talk about profound wickedness and against common good. It is generally seen as taking multiple possible forms, such as the form of personal moral evil commonly associated with the word, or impersonal natural evil (as in the case of natural disasters or illnesses), and in religious thought, the form of the demonic or supernatural/eternal. While some religions, world views, and philosophies focus on "good versus evil", others deny evil's existence and usefulness in describing people.

Evil can denote profound immorality, but typically not without some basis in the understanding of the human condition, where strife and suffering (cf. Hinduism) are the true roots of evil. In certain religious contexts, evil has been described as a supernatural force. Definitions of evil vary, as does the analysis of its motives. Elements that are commonly associated with personal forms of evil involve unbalanced behavior including anger, revenge, hatred, psychological trauma, expediency, selfishness, ignorance, destruction and neglect.

In some forms of thought, evil is also sometimes perceived as the dualistic antagonistic binary opposite to good, in which good should prevail and evil should be defeated. In cultures with Buddhist spiritual influence, both good and evil are perceived as part of an antagonistic duality that itself must be overcome through achieving Nirvana. The ethical questions regarding good and evil are subsumed into three major areas of study: meta-ethics concerning the nature of good and evil, normative ethics concerning how we ought to behave, and applied ethics concerning particular moral issues. While the term is applied to events and conditions without agency, the forms of evil addressed in this article presume one or more evildoers.

Pronunciation examples for evildoer
1. "Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer;
Examples of use of evildoer
1. That‘s our defense system: It not only quickly identifies the evildoer, but it also reaches courageous conclusions.
2. But by casting Iran‘s president in the role of maverick evildoer, the Bush administration ignores the complex forces that brought him to power last year and his previously unsuspected political skills, both supporters and critics say.
3. About 10,000 anti–war protesters in Portland took nearly an hour to pass through downtown streets Sunday, some carrying signs that said "Impeach the Evildoer." No arrests were made.
4. But by casting Iran‘s president in the prime target role of maverick evildoer, the Bush administration ignores the complex forces that brought him to power last year and his previously unsuspected political skills, both supporters and critics say.