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What is the difference between Evil and Devil?

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I. Muller

I. Muller

I. Muller
I. Muller, Math Professor, North Carolina

Answered Jul 05, 2019

The devil is the personification of diablerie, and while evil is the state of being iniquitous, the devil is a creature of hell. Evil is the forces or behaviors that are the opposite or the enemy of good. Evil generally seeks it’s own benefit at the expense of others, as it is based upon social malevolence.

The devil is the personification of diablerie, and while evil is the state of being iniquitous, the
The devil means the wrong part of the consciousness, it is the opposite of the angel, and evil is morally corrupt. Evil means to be a wicked or naughty person with no remorse.

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J. Pollock

J. Pollock

J. Pollock
J. Pollock, Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered Jul 04, 2019

Many evil people may be associated with the devil. This is because the devil is often described as being evil. If someone does something evil like kill someone, they may be called a devil. However, there are key differences between evil and the devil. First, the word “devil” is a noun.

Many evil people may be associated with the devil. This is because the devil is often described as
It is a thing that is believed to live in hell. “Evil” may describe the devil, but it also describes other things and actions. However, “evil” is an adjective because it describes a noun. These words can’t be used interchangeably because of their part of speech. Even though they are very close in spelling, they are two different words that are used differently when using them in sentences.

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