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evil-minded

[ee-vuh l-mahyn-did] /ˈi vəlˈmaɪn dɪd/
adjective
1.
having an evil disposition or harmful, malicious intentions.
2.
disposed to construe words, phrases, etc., in a lascivious, lewd manner; salacious.
Origin of evil-minded
1525-1535
1525-35
Related forms
evil-mindedly, adverb
evil-mindedness, noun
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  • The next morning she had the satisfaction of seeing a deep red burn on the cheek of an evil-minded neighbour.

    Human Animals Frank Hamel
  • That might mean danger for you from any evil-minded Mexican.

    Ahead of the Army W. O. Stoddard
  • In a moment the evil-minded fish, lashing the water in his rage, was coming back again, making straight for the boat as before.

    In the Wilderness Charles Dudley Warner
  • For I verily believe that evil-minded men have been at work against Felix.

  • If this were true, what a terrible power would a shrewd, evil-minded criminal have to compel the execution of any of his plans!

  • The inference that will here be drawn by the evil-minded, if logical, is incorrect!

    From Snotty to Sub Wolstan Beaumont Charles Weld Forester
  • It may occur to evil-minded people to increase the provision for technical instruction in certain centres for the same end.

  • But there was one evil-minded individual who tried to incite the others to rebellion.

    The Story of Troy Michael Clarke
  • Then incompetent, and, I fear, evil-minded men will be put into office.

    Rodman the Keeper Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • How many an innocent girl do they not degrade into an evil-minded woman?

British Dictionary definitions for evil-minded

evil-minded

adjective
1.
inclined to evil thoughts; wicked; malicious or spiteful
Derived Forms
evil-mindedly, adverb
evil-mindedness, noun
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