evil·​do·​ing | \ ˌē-vəl-ˈdü-iŋ How to pronounce evildoing (audio) \

Definition of evildoing

: the act or action of doing evil

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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 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, "The Trump campaign held a Halloween ‘Witch Hunt Party’ and tortured a metaphor to death," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of evildoing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Evildoing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evildoing. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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