HyperDic: evil

English > 6 senses of the word evil:
NOUNactevil, immorality, wickedness, iniquitymorally objectionable behavior
attributeevilthat which causes harm or destruction or misfortune
attributeevil, evilnessthe quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
ADJECTIVEallevilmorally bad or wrong
allevil, vicioushaving the nature of vice
allevil, malefic, malevolent, malignhaving or exerting a malignant influence
evil > pronunciation
Soundsiy'vahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > evil: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmorally bad or wrong.
Examples
  • "evil purposes"
  • "an evil influence"
  • "evil deeds"
Attribute ofevil, evilnessThe quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
Narroweratrocious, flagitious, grievous, monstrousShockingly brutal or cruel
badCharacterized by wickedness or immorality
black, dark, sinisterstemming from evil characteristics / characteristics or forces
corruptive, perversive, pestiferoustending to corrupt or pervert
demonic, diabolic, diabolical, fiendish, hellish, infernal, satanic, unholyextremely evil or cruel
despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretchedmorally reprehensible
devilish, diabolic, diabolical, mephistophelian, mephistopheleanshowing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
evil-mindedHaving evil thoughts or intentions
See alsobadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
immoraldeliberately violating / violating accepted principles of right and wrong
infernalOf the underworld
offensiveunpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
unrighteousnot righteous
wickedmorally bad in principle / principle or practice
wrongcontrary to conscience or morality or law
Oppositegoodmorally admirable
Spanishmal, maléfico, malévolo, malo, malvado, perjudicial
Catalandolent, mal, malvat, perjudicial
Nounsevilnessthe quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
Adverbsevillyin a wicked evil manner
English > evil: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving the nature of vice.
Synonymvicious
Broaderwickedmorally bad in principle / principle or practice
Spanishdepravado, vicioso
Nounsevilnessthe quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
English > evil: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving or exerting a malignant influence.
Synonymsmalefic, malevolent, malign
Broadermaleficentharmful or evil in intent or effect
Spanishmaléfico, malévolo, maligno, malvado
Catalanmalèfic, malèvol, maligne, malvat
English > evil: 6 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningmorally objectionable behavior.
Synonymsimmorality, wickedness, iniquity
Narrowerdeviltry, devilrywicked and cruel behavior
foul playunfair or dishonest behavior (especially involving violence)
irreverence, violationA disrespectful act
sexual immoralityThe evil ascribed to sexual acts that violate social conventions
Broadertransgression, evildoingThe act of transgressing
Spanishiniquidad, inmoralidad
Catalanimmoralitat, iniquitat
English > evil: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThat which causes harm or destruction or misfortune.
Example"the evil that men do lives after them
NarrowerFour Horsemen(New Testament) the four evils that will come at the end of the world
Broaderbad, badnessThat which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
Spanishmaldad, mal
Catalanmaldat, mal
English > evil: 6 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice.
Example"attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
Synonymevilness
Attributesevilmorally bad or wrong
Narrowererror, wrongdoingdeparture from what is ethically acceptable
frailty, viceMoral weakness
maleficence, mischief, balefulnessThe quality or nature of being harmful or evil
malevolence, malevolency, maliceThe quality of threatening evil
malignity, malignancy, malignanceQuality of being disposed to evil
nefariousness, wickedness, vileness, uglinessThe quality of being wicked
perversity, perversenessdeliberately deviating from what is good
reprehensibilityreprehensible
villainy, villainousnessThe quality of evil by virtue of villainous behavior
worstThe greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
BroaderimmoralityThe quality of not being in accord / accord with standards of right or good conduct
Oppositegood, goodnessmoral excellence or admirableness
Spanishmaldad, mal
Catalanmaldat, malesa, mal

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