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evil

noun

1 evil

Morally objectionable behavior.

synonyms: immorality, iniquity, wickedness.

Roget 619: evil, ill, harm, hurt.   , mischief, nuisance; machinations of the devil, Pandora's box, ills that flesh is heir to.    blow, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, ... show more

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

Roget 735: adversity, evil etc. 619; failure etc. 732; bad luck, ill luck, evil luck, adverse luck, hard fortune, hard hap, hard luck, ... show more



2 evil

That which causes harm or destruction or misfortune.

Dutch: boos, kwaad, duivels, slecht

3 evil

The quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice:
— Attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world.

synonym: evilness.

Dutch: slechtheid
Polish: cholerstwo, draƄstwo

adjective

1 evil

Morally bad or wrong.

2 evil

Having the nature of vice.

synonym: vicious.

3 evil

Having or exerting a malignant influence.

synonyms: malefic, malevolent, malign.

Roget 649: hurtful, harmful, scathful, baneful, baleful; injurious, deleterious, detrimental, noxious, pernicious, mischievous, full of mischief, mischief-making, malefic, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Loki, Nemesis, Set, Typhon, aberrant, abnormal, abominable, abomination, accursed, ado, affliction, agony, amorality, angry, anguish, annoyance, anxiety, apocalyptic, arrant, atrocious ... show more.

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