Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inclined to wickedness or wrong-doing.

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Examples

  • I have a big undertaking on, the stocks, as you probably have heard; but, if it should happen that evil-disposed persons succeeded in shaking the absolute confidence I enjoy, it might land me in the greatest difficulties.

    Pillars of Society

  • It is not assumed and taken for granted that being there they must be evil-disposed and wicked people, before whose vicious eyes it is necessary to flourish threats and harsh restraints.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • This would be inconceivable did we not know how much almost every writer has suffered his pen to belie his heart — with what facility his own feelings have been sacrificed to the fear of enraging some evil-disposed pedant — in a word, how inconsistent he has been with himself.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Dredgermen, nor other evil-disposed person or persons; but went ashore at

    Reprinted Pieces

  • ‘Such a childish escapade might have been misrepresented by any evil-disposed person, might it not?’

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • “Gone to her room a little evil-disposed, I am informed, and laid down in her bed for a gliff,” said her grandmother; “as soon as she wakes, she shall take some drops.”

    Old Mortality

  • The Sultan of Bihawana, though his subjects were evil-disposed, and ready-handed at theft and murder, contented himself with three doti as honga.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • So, in crossing the square, the duke paused before me and remarked: ‘So you are an evil-disposed person?’

    The Honor of the Name

  • The British army officer and explorer Thomas Whiffen, whose book Schultes had read, wrote that the forest was innately malevolent, a horrible, most evil-disposed enemy.

    One River

  • But as June wore away, one day when Jack visited the office of his step-father, he found Stetson there, and was informed by him that some evil-disposed persons were 'bearing' the stock of the Wedge of Gold

    The Wedge of Gold

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