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Morally bad or wrong behaviour

evil

noun

a power that makes people do very bad and cruel things

sin

noun

an action or way of behaving that you think is morally wrong

wrong

noun

behaviour that is morally wrong or that breaks a rule

immorality

noun

behaviour that people think is morally wrong

enormity

noun

the fact that something is morally wrong, or the degree to which it is morally wrong

decadence

noun

behaviour that is considered immoral because it concentrates too much on pleasure

depravity

noun

behaviour that is immoral or evil

iniquity

noun

extremely immoral or unfair actions or situations

villainy

noun

evil or criminal behaviour

excess

noun

behaviour that you consider to be wrong because it is too extreme

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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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