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κακός , comp. κακώτερος, κακίων, sup. κάκιστος: bad, opp. ἀγαθός, ἐσθλός. The variety of applications is as great as that of the opp. words, hence ‘cowardly,’ ‘ugly,’ ‘poor,’ ‘vile,’ ‘sorry,’ ‘useless,’ ‘destructive,’ ‘miserable,’ ‘unlucky,’ ‘ill - boding,’ etc. Not often of persons morally bad, Od. 11.384. As subst., κακόν, κακά, evil, pest, ills of all sorts, Il. 5.831, Od. 12.118, Od. 11.482.— Adv., κακῶς.
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