In order to be characterised as evil, I think your probably need to do evil things for evil reasons.
In this case also he is characterised by the same mode of thought as Irenæus.
They are characterised by the disproportionately large beak.
His poetry is characterised by lofty ethical tone, imaginative power, and grave stateliness of expression.
There was no deeper mystery than that in the “ease” with which we have characterised her “circumstances.”
The processes of his mind are characterised by continuity, consistency, and a kind of gathering intensity of movement.
It is characterised by the development of the drumless dome on pendentives.
Few funerals have been characterised by greater impressiveness.
The ceremonies were all characterised by a belief in some future state.
A physical certainty bears uniformly the name of certainty, while a moral certainty is characterised as a probability.
1590s, "to engrave, write," back-formation from characterization, or else from Medieval Latin characterizare, from Greek kharakterizein "to designate by a characteristic mark," from kharakter (see character). Meaning "to describe the qualities of" is recorded from 1630s; that of "to be characteristic" is from 1744. Related: Characterized; characterizing.