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Definition of 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

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

Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.

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

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