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Meaning & Definition of Evil in English

English

Evil

/ivəl/

noun

1. Morally objectionable behavior

    synonym:
  • evil
  • ,
  • immorality
  • ,
  • wickedness
  • ,
  • iniquity

2. That which causes harm or destruction or misfortune

  • "The evil that men do lives after them
  • The good is oft interred with their bones"- shakespeare
    synonym:
  • evil

3. The quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

  • "Attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
    synonym:
  • evil
  • ,
  • evilness

adjective

1. Morally bad or wrong

  • "Evil purposes"
  • "An evil influence"
  • "Evil deeds"
    synonym:
  • evil

2. Having the nature of vice

    synonym:
  • evil
  • ,
  • vicious

3. Having or exerting a malignant influence

  • "Malevolent stars"
  • "A malefic force"
    synonym:
  • malefic
  • ,
  • malevolent
  • ,
  • malign
  • ,
  • evil

Examples of using

"Your Majesty, you are evil!" "I'm evil to the people who spend all my money on junk like faulty maps!"
The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.