Evil vs Imperfect - What's the difference?

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Evil is a related term of imperfect.


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between evil and imperfect

is that evil is (obsolete) a malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil (scrofula) while imperfect is (obsolete) lacking some elementary organ that is essential to successful or normal activity.

As adjectives the difference between evil and imperfect

is that evil is intending to harm; malevolent while imperfect is not perfect.

As nouns the difference between evil and imperfect

is that evil is moral badness; wickedness; malevolence; the forces or behaviors that are the opposite or enemy of good while imperfect is something having a minor flaw.

evil

English

Adjective

  • Intending to harm; malevolent.
  • Do you think that companies that engage in animal testing are evil ?
  • Morally corrupt.
  • an evil plot to kill innocent people
  • * Shakespeare
  • Ah, what a sign it is of evil life, / When death's approach is seen so terrible.
  • Unpleasant. (rfex)
  • Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous.
  • * Bible, Deuteronomy xxii. 19
  • He hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The owl shrieked at thy birth — an evil sign.
  • * Milton
  • Evil news rides post, while good news baits.
  • (obsolete) Having harmful qualities; not good; worthless or deleterious.
  • an evil''' beast; an '''evil''' plant; an '''evil crop
  • * Bible, Matthew vii. 18
  • A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit.
  • (computing, programming, slang) undesirable; harmful; bad practice
  • Global variables are evil ; storing processing context in object member variables allows those objects to be reused in a much more flexible way.

    Synonyms

    * nefarious * malicious * malevolent * See also

    Antonyms

    * good

    Derived terms

    * evil eye * evil laugh * evil laughter * evilly * evil-minded * Evil One * evil twin * evilness

    Noun

    (wikipedia evil)
  • Moral badness; wickedness; malevolence; the forces or behaviors that are the opposite or enemy of good.
  • * Bible, (Ecclesiastes). ix. 3
  • The heart of the sons of men is full of evil .
  • * , chapter=16
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The preposterous altruism too!
  • Anything which impairs the happiness of a being or deprives a being of any good; anything which causes suffering of any kind to sentient beings; injury; mischief; harm.
  • * (John Milton)
  • evils which our own misdeeds have wrought
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • The evil that men do lives after them.
  • (obsolete) A malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil (scrofula).
  • * (Shakespeare)
  • * Addison
  • He [Edward the Confessor] was the first that touched for the evil .

    Antonyms

    * good

    Derived terms

    * axis of evil * evildoer * king's evil * lesser evil * necessary evil * poll evil

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    imperfect

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not perfect.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Why, then, your other senses grow imperfect .
  • * Milton
  • Nothing imperfect or deficient left / Of all that he created.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Then say not man's imperfect , Heaven in fault; / Say rather, man's as perfect as he ought.
  • (botany) unisexual: having either male (with stamens) or female (with pistil) flowers, but not with both.
  • (taxonomy) Known or expected to be polyphyletic, as of a form taxon.
  • (obsolete) Lacking some elementary organ that is essential to successful or normal activity.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • He stammered like a child, or an amazed, imperfect person.

    Synonyms

    * (not perfect) defective, fallible, faultful

    Antonyms

    * (not perfect) perfect, infallible, faultless * (unisexual) perfect

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something having a minor flaw
  • (grammar) A tense of verbs used in describing a past action that is incomplete or continuous.