evildoing

noun

evil·​do·​ing ˌē-vəl-ˈdü-iŋ How to pronounce evildoing (audio)
: the act or action of doing evil

Examples of evildoing in a Sentence

a book that ponders the question of the presence of evildoing in a universe controlled by a benevolent Supreme Being
Recent Examples on the Web And some will remember the evildoing of those who confected the Trump-Russia hoax, the obstructionist chicanery of the authors of the impeachment trial, and the questionable conduct of the Democratic candidate and his family in dubious financial endeavors in Ukraine and China. Conrad Black, National Review, 14 Oct. 2020 The greater the barriers to evildoing, the greater the chances of discouraging causal efforts and upping the ante for the determined cyber crooks. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2023 There’s at least one bit featuring the main villains (led by Bobby Cannavale, again starring with McCarthy after Spy and Superintelligence) chatting about their evildoing that reminded me of The Phantom. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 6 May 2021 The idea is that those investigating the president are the witch hunters, determined to accuse Trump and his associates of evildoings. Karen Heller, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of evildoing was in the 14th century

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“Evildoing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evildoing. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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