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evil-minded

[ee-vuh l-mahyn-did]
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adjective
  1. having an evil disposition or harmful, malicious intentions.
  2. disposed to construe words, phrases, etc., in a lascivious, lewd manner; salacious.
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Origin of evil-minded

First recorded in 1525–35
Related formse·vil-mind·ed·ly, adverbe·vil-mind·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for evil-minded

Historical Examples

  • That might mean danger for you from any evil-minded Mexican.

    Ahead of the Army

    W. O. Stoddard

  • And you are determined to see only evil-minded persons about you?

  • That was because I saw no harm in it, whereas the world is so evil-minded!

  • For I verily believe that evil-minded men have been at work against Felix.

  • With so many latchkeys about, one may have been abstracted by some evil-minded person.


British Dictionary definitions for evil-minded

evil-minded

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