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Definition of Wickedness

Wickedness

  1. The quality or state of being wicked; departure from the rules of the divine or the moral law; evil disposition or practices; immorality; depravity; sinfulness.
  2. A wicked thing or act; crime; sin; iniquity.

Wickedness Quotations

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joseph Conrad

It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
Comte de Lautreamont

Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Stephen Fry
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Wickedness Translations

wickedness in German is Verruchtheit, Bosheit
wickedness in Italian is nequizia
wickedness in Latin is scelus sceleris, nequitia nequities
wickedness in Spanish is maldad
wickedness in Swedish is elakhet
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