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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section I. Volition in General
3. Objects of Volition
 
619. Evil.
 
  
NOUN:EVIL, ill, harm, hurt, mischief, nuisance; machinations of the devil, Pandora’s box, ills that flesh is heir to; mental suffering (pain) [See Pain].
  [EVIL SPIRIT] demon [See Evil Spirits].
  [CAUSE OF EVIL] bane [See Bane].
  [PRODUCTION OF EVIL] badness [See Badness]; painfulness [See Painfulness]; evildoer [See Evildoer].
  BLOW, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, wound, gash, mutilation; mortal -blow, - wound; immedicabile vulnus [L.]; damage, loss (deterioration) [See Deterioration].
  DISADVANTAGE, prejudice, drawback.
  DISASTER, accident, casualty; mishap (misfortune) [See Adversity]; bad job [colloq.], devil to pay [colloq.]; calamity, bale [chiefly poetic], woe, fatal mischief, catastrophe, tragedy; ruin (destruction) [See Destruction]; adversity [See Adversity].
  OUTRAGE, wrong, injury, foul play; bad turn, ill turn; disservice; spoliation [See Stealing]; grievance, crying evil.
  
VERB:DISSERVE, do disservice to, harm, injure, hurt.
  BE IN TROUBLE (adversity) [See Adversity].
  
ADJECTIVE:DISASTROUS, bad [See Badness]; awry, out of joint; disadvantageous; disserviceable, injurious, harmful.
  
ADVERB:AMISS, wrong, ill, to one’s cost.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward.—Bible
  2. The evil that men do lives after them.—Julius Cæsar
  3. Broken with the storms of state.—Henry VIII
  4. One only good, namely, knowledge; and one only evil, namely, ignorance.—Diogenes Laertius

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