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.
Intending to harm; malevolent.
- Do you think that companies that engage in animal testing are evil ?
- an evil plot to kill innocent people
Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or calamity; unpropitious; calamitous.
* Bible, Deuteronomy xxii. 19
- Ah, what a sign it is of evil life, / When death's approach is seen so terrible.
- He hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel.
- The owl shrieked at thy birth — an evil sign.
(obsolete) Having harmful qualities; not good; worthless or deleterious.
- Evil news rides post, while good news baits.
* Bible, Matthew vii. 18
- an evil''' beast; an '''evil''' plant; an '''evil crop
(computing, programming, slang) undesirable; harmful; bad practice
- A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit.
- Global variables are evil ; storing processing context in object member variables allows those objects to be reused in a much more flexible way.
* See also
* evil eye
* evil laugh
* evil laughter
* Evil One
* evil twin
Moral badness; wickedness; malevolence; the forces or behaviors that are the opposite or enemy of good.
* Bible, (Ecclesiastes). ix. 3
* , chapter=16
- The heart of the sons of men is full of evil .
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)
* (William Shakespeare)
- evils which our own misdeeds have wrought
(obsolete) A malady or disease; especially in the phrase king's evil (scrofula).
- The evil that men do lives after them.
- He [Edward the Confessor] was the first that touched for the evil .
* axis of evil
* king's evil
* lesser evil
* necessary evil
* poll evil
- Why, then, your other senses grow imperfect .
* Alexander Pope
- Nothing imperfect or deficient left / Of all that he created.
(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
- Then say not man's imperfect , Heaven in fault; / Say rather, man's as perfect as he ought.
- He stammered like a child, or an amazed, imperfect person.
* (not perfect) defective, fallible, faultful
* (not perfect) perfect, infallible, faultless
* (unisexual) perfect
Something having a minor flaw
(grammar) A tense of verbs used in describing a past action that is incomplete or continuous.