verb (used with object), char·ac·ter·ized, char·ac·ter·iz·ing.
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In order to be characterised as evil, I think your probably need to do evil things for evil reasons.
An order of Insects (comprising Bees, Ants, &c.) characterised by the possession of four membranous wings.The Ancient Life History of the Earth|Henry Alleyne Nicholson
M. Fourrier has characterised the spirit of the 19th century by the term industrial feudalism.Society, Manners and Politics in the United States|Michael Chevalier
In the earliest work the ornament was not characterised by the same profusion so common in later work.A Handbook of Pictorial History|Henry W. Donald
"A stirring burst of British patriotism," George Russell characterised it.
A convulsive strangling cough, characterised by peculiar sonorous or whooping inspirations, from which its popular name is taken.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley