circa 1587, in the meaning defined above
Latin, from Greek kakoēthes wickedness, from neuter of kakoēthēs malignant, from kak- cac- + ēthos character — more at sib
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“Cacoëthes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caco%C3%ABthes. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.
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