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1. evil

adjective. ['ˈiːvəl'] morally bad or wrong.

Synonyms

  • atrocious
  • worthless
  • mephistophelean
  • infernal
  • satanic
  • monstrous
  • offensive
  • slimy
  • perversive
  • sinister
  • fiendish
  • evil-minded
  • immoral
  • wicked
  • unworthy
  • wrong
  • unholy
  • diabolical
  • flagitious
  • pestiferous
  • diabolic
  • wretched
  • corruptive
  • despicable
  • demonic
  • grievous
  • devilish
  • mephistophelian
  • bad
  • vile
  • black
  • evilness
  • unrighteous
  • dark
  • ugly

Antonyms

  • right
  • good
  • righteous
  • virtuous
  • goodness
  • inoffensive

Etymology

  • yfel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word evil


1. Noun, singular or mass
This candle, blessed on Easter, represents Christ's triumph over evil.

Quotes containing the word evil


1. Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
- Calvin Coolidge

2. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. This is part of the involuntary bargain we make with the world just by being alive. We get to experiences the splendor of nature, the beauty of art, the balm of love and the sheer joy of existence, always with the knowledge that illness, injury, natural disaster, or pure evil can end it in an instant for ourselves or someone we love.
- Jeff Greenfield

2. evil-minded

adjective. having evil thoughts or intentions.

Antonyms

  • moral

3. evil-looking

adjective. having an evil appearance.

Antonyms

  • pleasing

4. evil

noun. ['ˈiːvəl'] morally objectionable behavior.

Synonyms

  • iniquity
  • deviltry
  • sexual immorality
  • violation
  • immorality
  • devilry
  • wickedness
  • irreverence
  • transgression
  • foul play

Antonyms

  • little
  • beautiful
  • palatable
  • lovable

Etymology

  • yfel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. evil

noun. ['ˈiːvəl'] that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare.

Synonyms

  • Four Horsemen
  • bad

Antonyms

  • good
  • defensive
  • unaggressive

Etymology

  • yfel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. evil

noun. ['ˈiːvəl'] the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice.

Synonyms

  • wrongdoing
  • villainousness
  • immorality
  • mischief
  • ugliness
  • perverseness
  • reprehensibility
  • malevolence
  • error
  • perversity
  • villainy
  • vice
  • worst
  • malice
  • malignance
  • malignancy
  • vileness
  • maleficence
  • frailty
  • nefariousness
  • evilness
  • wickedness
  • balefulness
  • malignity

Antonyms

  • morality
  • benignancy
  • goodness
  • beneficence
  • benignity

Etymology

  • yfel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. evil

adjective. ['ˈiːvəl'] having the nature of vice.

Synonyms

  • vicious

Antonyms

  • blessed
  • supernal

Etymology

  • yfel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. evil

adjective. ['ˈiːvəl'] having or exerting a malignant influence.

Synonyms

  • maleficent
  • malevolent
  • malefic

Antonyms

  • pleasant
  • unalarming
  • valuable
  • worthy

Etymology

  • yfel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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